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Mi., 29. Mai



VaLoo: Circular Sanitation Implementation in Swiss Cities

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

VaLoo: Circular Sanitation Implementation in Swiss Cities
VaLoo: Circular Sanitation Implementation in Swiss Cities

Time & Location

29. Mai 2024, 10:00 – 16:30

Genève, Rue Soubeyran 7, 1203 Genève, Schweiz

More about this event

Together with the sanitation experts aneco, architects atba and the cooperative Equilibre, VaLoo invites architects and interested professionals to a 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 santation to be implemented? What are the architectural implications of circular sanitation? We are looking forward to discussing these questions during an informative and interactive workshop with you! Date: 29.05.2024, 10h-16.30h Location: 7 rue de Soubeyran, 1203 Genève – map 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: 20 Registration deadline: 17.05.2024


Regular: 290 CHF Reduced: 220 CHF (e.g. for VaLoo members, apply for membership here) Student: 100 CHF (reduced availability)

excl. catering 25 CHF VAT free 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 prepared by the restaurant Le Troi Plis, will be billed for 25 CHF per person (registration necessary via the form an advance payment required).

The Program: 10.00-10.30 – Arrival and coffee 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  12.00-13.10 – Lunch 13.10-14.20

  • 20’ Participative planning for circular sanitation – Benoit Molineaux (cooperative Équilibre)
  • 10’ Question & discussion round
  • 30’ Architectural implications & constraints - Stéphane Fuchs (atba) 10’ Question & discussion round

14.20-14.40 Break


  • 35’ General regulatory framework in Switzerland and case studies - VaLoo
  • 25’ Chances and barriers on a city level, the specific case of Geneva - aneco
  • 20’ Question & discussion round

16.00-16.30: Feedback from participants 16h30 finish

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