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The international study trip of the MCH 2019 edition has already finished and it was really successful. From May the 5th to May the 10th, the  MCH  participants were visiting the incredible city of Zurich for a full-week trip where buildings subject of study, housing-related institutions and universities were visited, accompanied by architects and/or experts.


In addition, participants participated in different architecture lectures at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH of Zurich as part of different modules of the MCH 2019.

Highlights of the Study trip to Zurich 2019

  • Final Presentation at the ETH School of Architecture of the Anne Lacaton Workshop, assisted by Diego García-Setién. Momoyo Kaijima, director of Atelier Bow-Wow, was the special jury for this final presentation.  
  • Guided visits with major architecture offices including Gigon/GuyerGmür&Geschwentner and Müller Sigrist.
  • Sharing experiences with architects working in Switzerland and guided visit to Gmür&Geschwentner architecture office, placed in their project "James".
  • Developing a better understanding of the residential sector and building culture in Switzerland. 
  • Visiting outstanding examples of the recently built housing projects in Switzerland, designed by offices such as Wiel Arets ArchitectsEM2NPOOLMüller SigristE2AEMI ArchitektenMeili&Peter, among others.
  • Deep understanding of the city structure, with a visit to the city model, the places where it was found, its river and lakeside, its newest residential developments and its main monuments.
  • Visit to the ETH facilities, including the welcome event with Philip Ursprung, the current Dean of the Architecture Department of ETH Zurich, and Andrea Deplazes, the co-director of MCH in Switzerland.

What participants said about the Study trip

Students from the MCH program have described the trip as an amazing experience and have provided very positive feedback. 

Many feel that this trip has enabled them to gain an enhanced knowledge of housing standards and professional office structures which will help them in developing their business plans and getting new potential clients. They also appreciated the opportunity to interact with successful architects and professors teaching at ETH Zurich, such as Andrea Deplazes, Anne Lacaton, Annette Gigon, Patrick Gmür, Momoyo Kaijima, among others. 


When back in Madrid, participants were extremely motivated, with new ideas about housing, architecture, and city, that can be developed at the following modules and workshops of the MCH. 

About the MCH Study trip

In previous editions, MCH has travelled to The Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, and Switzerland. MCH has established collaboration agreements with ETH Zurich, Architectural Association in London and TU Delft, fostering the interaction between teachers and students.


The flights, accommodation, architecture visits and public transport tickets are included in the MCH tuition fee (personal expenses are not).

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