Journée de l'Architecture et de l'Urbanisme - Neuchâtel ON FRI, MAY 10 2019 At the Patinoires du Littoral
In Neuchâtel

Richter Dahl Rocha


Title/position : Assistant director

Company name : RDR Architectes
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Biography :

Born on Brittany’s Atlantic coast in 1981, Antoine Barc developed a strong attachment to the value of the landscape and the link between architecture and the land.
During his studies at EPFL, he showed full commitment to the assistantship programme with Professors I. Lamunière and J-L Scartezzini, and was awarded the prize for the best studio project on urban mobility in 2004. In 2005, he jointly worked on a Master’s project, which looked at the relationship between architecture, infrastructure and maritime landscapes.
Following experiences in Paris and Geneva, he joined RDR Architectes in 2006. After managing a large number of projects and competitions, winning first prize on several occasions, he became assistant director in 2013 and now co-manages a team.

Prizes :

  • 2006 - Quartier Nord at EPFL, Ecublens - 1st prize
  • 2006 – Modifications to RC1 road, Ecublens/St-Sulpice - 1st prize
  • 2007 – Campus Nespresso, Lausanne – 2nd prize
  • 2008 – Olympic Museum, Lausanne – 2nd prize
  • 2008 – UBS Rhône 8, Geneva – 1st prize
  • 2011 – Crédit Suisse Bel-Air, Geneva
  • 2012 – Les Planches, Epalinges
  • 2012 – SCHL, Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, 1st prize
  • 2013 – HES-SO campus, Sion
  • 2014 – Maison des fondateurs Audemars-Piguet, Le Brasus
  • 2015 – Bel-Air/Rue du Rhône, Geneva– 1st prize
  • 2016 – La Pala, Chavannes, 6th prize
  • 2016 – En Cojonnex development, SCHL, Lausanne, 1st prize
  • 2016 – Les Jordils, St-Sulpice, 1st prize
  • 2018 – Vaudoise Assurances

References :

  • Modifications to RC1 road, Ecublens/St-Sulpice - 2006/2012
  • Bobstgroup Headquarters, Mex – 2008/2012
  • Motorway crossing structures, Chavannes-près-Renens, 2009
  • La Mouline underpass, Chavannes-près-Renens – 2009/2012
  • Fonds de Prévoyance du CA Indosuez, Lausanne – 2013/2016
  • Guidelines for the Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne 2020, 2014
  • Guidelines for the Campagne des Cèdres site, Lausanne - 2015
  • Preliminary studies for the Beausobre site, Morges - 2015
  • Bel-Air / Rue-du Rhône, Geneva – 2016/2018
  • EPFL - Les Triaudes student housing, Ecublens – 2011/2017

RDR architectes: bibliography :

  • “The SwissTech Convention Center”, Lausanne, Paris: Favre (December 2014).
  • “Toward an Integral Practice of Architecture”, Basel, Berlin, Boston: Birkhäuser (January 2014).
  • “The Architecture of Richter & Dahl Rocha”, Birkhäuser (2007).
  • “A Modern Move, Transforming Nestlé Headquarters in Vevey, Richter and Dahl Rocha architects”, Basel, Berlin, Boston: Birkhäuser (2002).
  • “Building on our Foundations”, Vevey: Nestlé (2000).
  • “Richter et Dahl Rocha, Contemporary World Architects”, Gloucester: Rockport Ed. (1999).
  • “Richter et Dahl Rocha, architectes 1990-1996”, Centro de Estudios de Arquitectura Contemporánea Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (1997).


Ignacio Dahl Rocha

Ignacio Dahl Rocha was born in Buenos Aires in 1956.

After graduating with a degree in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires in 1979, he founded Billoch, Dahl Rocha, Ramos Arquitectos in Buenos Aires.

In 1981, he began a Master's degree in Architecture at Yale, where he met Jacques Richter.

In 1983, Ignacio Dahl Rocha received the Yale Award for Excellence in Architecture for his Master's work, and resumed professional practice with Billoch, Dahl Rocha, Ramos in Buenos Aires.

In 1988 they were finalists in the Premio Internazionale of Architettura Andrea Palladio for their house in San Isidro (1986).

In 1990 Ignacio Dahl Rocha joined the Richter and Gut office, and in 1993 he founded Richter and Dahl Rocha Architects with Jacques Richter.

Ignacio Dahl Rocha teaches in many European and American Universities, including Yale University, the Simón Bolívar University of Caracas, Venezuela, the Catholic University of Santiago, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires, and the University of Navarra in Spain.

In 2001 he received the Premio Vitruvio which honoured his career as a Latin American architect, in 2012 the Konex Premio in Architecture, and in 2013 the Premio Bienal de Arquitectura, Arquitecto Argentino en el exterior.


Jacques Richter

Jacques Richter was born in Lausanne in 1954.

After graduating in architecture from the Zurich University of Technology (ETH) in 1979, he began a Master's degree at Yale University in 1981, where he met Ignacio Dahl Rocha.

He graduated in 1983 and started his professional career as a partner at Richter and Gut in Lausanne. He won first prize in the Espacité awards in 1987.

His project "SWHome" was the winner at the first edition of the Europan competition (1989-90). In 1993 Jacques Richter took over Richter and Gut with Ignacio Dahl Rocha, with whom he founded Richter and Dahl Rocha Architects.

From 1984 to 1989 he taught at the Athenaeum School of Architecture in Lausanne (EAAL). He has been a member of numerous committees and boards of trustees, including the Forum of Romandy Architecture (FAR) and the Committee of the Distinction Vaudoise d’Architecture (DVA).

Jacques Richter has been an active member of the Jardin Urbain Association in Lausanne and chaired the Lausanne Jardins Festival in 2004 and 2009.

He sits on the Boards of Trustees of the Jorat Theatre and the Philippe Saire Dance Company. He is a member of the Romandy Committee of the Swiss Centre for Studies of the Rationalization of Construction (CRB), and the Committee of the Vaud chamber of estate agents. (CVI).


  • On friday, May 10 2019
  • at the Patinoires du Littoral
  • in 2000 Neuchâtel

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