Seminar Week HS23
Repair Schatzalp, Davos

In the fall semester 2023, the seminar week will take place in Davos, on the Schatzalp as part of the new teaching project “Maintenance and Repair on Site” in collaboration with Studio Tom Emerson. The project integrates the teaching of heritage conservation, construction and sustainability with architectural design. A design studio on building in the existing context, an elective course and a hands-on design-build seminar week will be coordinated to create a semester offering focused on maintenance and repair in architecture.

Hotel Schatzalp is characterised by constant change, through remodeling, maintenance and repair work. Changing uses as well as owners and the associated changing needs offer a complex starting situation for the repair measures to be planned in the elective “Repair: Keep in Place“. The repairs in the hotel are carried out during the Design-Build seminar week by the students collectively together with selected specialists.

We stay and work at the Hotel Schatzalp. During the off-season we will have the hotel almost entirely to ourselves. The hotel kitchen will be served and will cater for us during the week. The cost category is A (max. CHF 250.-) excl. travel.

The seminar trip is organised together with the Studio Tom Emerson. Participation in the seminar week is only possible for students who also take the elective “Repair: Keep in Place” in HS23. A separate enrolment in the seminar week is not possible.

Teaching team: Chair of Construction Heritage and Preservation and Studio Tom Emerson.

Question about the seminar week to:
Reto Wasser (
Amy Perkins (

Cost Group: A (50.- CHF to 250.- CHF)
Start: Sunday, 22.10.23
End: Saturday, 28.10.23