Energy Efficiency Changes the City

The pressing need to deal intelligently with natural resources and the desire to build for energy efficiency do not solely concern architects—urban planners are also called upon to act. This raises the question of how the appearance and impact of a city changes when energy efficiency becomes the utmost imperative.

Karin Salm from Swiss radio station DRS 2 posed questions on this topic to Angelus Eisinger, a historian of urban development, Patrick Gmür, the director of Zurich’s department of urban design, and Bob Gysin of BGP Architects. The detailed interview was broadcast throughout Switzerland on the DRS 2 program Reflexe.

Interview Bob Gysin (mp3)