Diploma project, ECAL 2013


by Samuel Bruchez

Teacher(s): Gilles Gavillet, Jonas Vögeli

Pistes noires

This project retraces the development 
of a world renowned ski resort and follows the taming of a portion of the Swiss Alps. Success arrived in the ‘50s and an idyllic image built around the resort of Verbier. But this situation was quickly confronted with all the dangers of the environment (accidents, collisions and avalanches). The question of responsibility set forth an array of rules to regulate the use of this still obstinate environment. This work taught me to work with a subject that is not only overflowing with good materials, but one I’ve been passionate about.

Prix Bonnard & Gardel 2013