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VaLoo Workshop: Circular Sanitation Implementation in Swiss Cities

Dec 8th
10:00 - 15:00
7 rue de Soubeyran, 1203 Genève
Free – CHF110

Guided visit of a lighthouse project and workshops with the practitioners. 


Together with the sanitation experts an-eco, architects atba and the cooperative équilibre, VaLoo invites architects and interested professionals to it’s first thematic Workshop.

Equilibre, a housing cooperative in Geneve, is a Swiss pioneer, pushing the definition of sustainable construction to include various social aspects and wastewater management as well. For example, at Soubeyran, a building with 38 flats, the wastewater is treated on-site using vermifiltration. Treated water is then used for toilet flushing and garden irrigation.

Why is such sustainable sanitation important in Swiss cities? How can resource oriented sanitation help us improve wastewater treatment? What are the social challenges and requirements for circular santiaton to be implemented? What are the architectural implications of circular saniation?

We are looking forward to discussing these questions during an informative and interactive workshop with you!


Practical information:

Date: 8.12.2022, 10-15h

Location: 7 rue de Soubeyran, 1203 Genève

Target Audience: The event is tailored to architects though is also open to engineers, city planners, or other professionals from the building sector.

Maximum number of participants: 25

Registration deadline: 23.11.2022

Student/activist for future/member of VaLoo: free price/prix libre
Professionals: 110 CHF (incl. VAT)

Language: The event will be moderated in English. Presentations are in English or French with translations.

Catering: The workshop cost includes a coffee break. Lunch is not included in the price, tables are reserved in the restaurant: Le Trois Plis.


The Program:

Arrival and coffee 10.00-10.30
10.30-10.40 – Welcoming word from VaLoo
10.40-11.30 – Guided visit of the treatment system
11.30-12.00 – The needs and possibilities for circular sanitation – aneco

12.00-13.00 Lunch at les Trois Plis

20’ Participative planning for circular sanitation – Pauline Dayer
20’ Architectural implications & constraints – Stéphane Fuchs
20’ Question & discussion round
20’ Chances and barriers on a city level – aneco
20’ Looking to other lighthouse projects – VaLoo
20’ Question & discussion round
15h finish.

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