The first Journée de l'Architecture et de l'Urbanisme – NEuchâtel took place on 28 April 2017 in the first section of the Patinoires du Littoral and then at the Microcity Neuchâtel. It was a very thrilling event.
"What is the ideal city of tomorrow?" This is the question that was asked at the opening of the first event and both the conferences and the round table discussions were used to debate this question which replaced the topic of the day.
Each participant used their experience to pass on their vision of the architecture and town planning sectors using presentations or debates of the highest standard.
During the second part of the day, a supposed conflict between architecture and town planning was sometimes mentioned. However, at the end of the day, the conclusion that seemed to reflect the consensus of all the participants was: densification is living better together.
At the end of a day that was "dense" for everyone, we can be sure that the JAU-NE was a great success.
The presentations, the press review and photos of the 2017 event are available and downloadable in the press menu.
The Journée de l'Architecture et de l'Urbanisme –NEuchâtel promises to have a bright future with an influence that will reach French-speaking Switzerland, the entire nation and, subsequently, across borders.
The next event is planned for 27 April 2018 at the Aula of the University of Neuchâtel, Jeunes-Rives, on the topic of "Space".