Research

2017

“Vaduz Centre Redevelopment” Design Studio

Theme: ‘Zentrumsentwicklung Vaduz Vorgehenskonzept’ or Vaduz Redevelopment Centre is a WTT project for the University of Liechtenstein. The municipality of Vaduz was thus involved during the design process, which required…

2016

“MAM Modern Art Museum Singapore” Design Studio

Theme: Connecting a Modern Art Museum with the city

Introduction: The Marina Bay area was chosen for this semester project, however the specific site of intervention for this new Modern…

2015

“Ensemble Architecture” Design Studio

Theme: Densification and revitalization through high-rise development

Introduction: Some of the early high-rise buildings built in Basel including some long repetitive apartment blocks were owned by the pension funds of…

2015

“Architecture for Inclusion” Design Studio

Theme: “Inclusion” of the disabled people amongst residents of the city through architecture

Introduction: Lukashaus in Grabs, Switzerland was founded in 1846 as an institution for neglected newborn children. At…

2014

“Park n’ Ride Live ” Design Studio

Theme: Connecting the city with a new multi-functional building

Introduction: The center of Vaduz Lichtenstein, was originally donated to the city of Vaduz with the premise that no one…

2014

“University Guesthouse” Design Studio

Theme: University guest-house

Introduction: The semester project is exciting and challenging; it involved designing a new guest-house or possibly a cluster of rooms on strategic points around the Lichtenstein University…

2013

Two Books - ‘Use-Reuse-Recycle Eternit’ and ‘New Eternit/Swisspor Warehouse and Offices’

Publication: Architektur Leichtenstein Two Books ‘Use-Reuse-Recycle Eternit’ and ‘New Eternit/Swisspor Warehouse and Offices’

2013

Glenn Murcutt Questions and Answers

Marco Volpato of VOLPATOHATZ and Hugo Dworzak director of Architecture at the University of Liechtenstein joined Glenn Murcutt 2002 Pritzker laureate on stage in June for a successful evening of…

2013

“New Eternit Swisspor Factory_Eternit (Schweiz)” Design Studio

Theme: New production warehouse and office building

Introduction: The industrial zone of the Schweizer Eternit AG lies within the fringes of the municipality of Niederurnen in Switzerland. The developing dynamism…

2013

“Reuse Recycle Reshape_Eternit (Schweiz)” Design Studio

Theme: Use, reuse and recycle an industrial complex

Introduction: The industrial zone of the Schweizer Eternit AG lies within the fringes of the municipality of Niederurnen in Switzerland. The developing…

2012

“Social Neighbourhood 2_Living” Student Workshop Carona

Introduction: The project “social neighborhood – key factor of a regional development” was initiated by the Competence Centre Social Space together with project partners Hochschule of Rapperswil and Vorarlberg as…

2012

“Social Neighbourhood 2_Living” Design Studio

Theme: Social connections to the external recreational areas

Introduction: Social connection is lacking in many Swiss cities. Because of this, the Swiss Government founded a program entitled “Project Urbains” providing…

2012

“Social Neighbourhood_Community Hall” Design Studio

Theme: Social connections to the external recreational areas

Introduction: Social connection is lacking in many Swiss cities and because of this, the Swiss Government founded a program entitled “Project Urbains”…

2011

“Last Exit to Schaan” Features

Publication : Architektur Leichtenstein 2011-Year Book

Integration Couses: Landscape Architecture by Jacqueline Kissling

2011

“Last Exit to Schaan” Design Studio

Theme: Reactivating an industrial site in Liechtenstein

Introduction: On an island between Bendernstrasse, the railway tracks and agriculture lies the industrial zone 2 for Schaan. In recent years, this area…

2011

“Reset” Design Studio

Theme: Perception of space and its uses

Introduction: Following the financial crash of 2008, people still moved to big cities despite the high cost of living and availability of an…

2010

“The Mobility Hotel” Design Studio

Theme: Mobility and Infrastructure

Introduction: Romans had planned an extensive international traffic network throughout Europe, which included Switzerland. During this period, Switzerland profited from these trade routes by firstly protecting…

2009

“Nip and Tuck a Castle” Design Studio

Theme: Integration of new elements into an old structure

Introduction: Two hundred years of county and federal bailiffs left its tolls on the castle of Sargans. In 1899 the Community…

2009

“To the Water Please” Design Studio

Theme: Integration of natural and artificial structures

Introduction: A Pilgrim walk between the towns of Feldkirch and Einsiedeln gravel extraction works was created in Paspels after the ‘50s. The gravel…

2008

“New Cultural Foyer For Liechtenstein” Design Studio

Theme: Confluence of urban space with art

Introduction: The Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein was opened in 2000 with the assistance of private donors, the Government of Liechtenstein and the municipality of Vaduz.…

2008

“Plug and Play Art” Features

Publication: Architektur Leichtenstein 2008-Year Book

2007

“Plug and Play Art” Design Studio

Theme: Confluence of urban space with art

Introduction: The shortage of hotel beds during the Art Basel Fair 07 forced many young artists and gallerists to camp in empty open…

2004

After Hours: Delve Into Design

Marco Volpato and other special guests talk about design and the creative industry in Sydney. Part of 2004 Sydney Design Week.

Volpato Hatz is passionate about teaching architecture students and guiding them to develop their own solutions. Our aim is to Inspire students to open their horizon by cross-fertilizing architecture with art and urbanism, which coexist in a working environment that constantly changes its priorities. Constant troubleshooting develops the personality of each student and increases the chance of solving complex and unforeseen problems in the future. Nicole Hatz acts as coordinator of all teaching programs with Marco attending as an external critic.

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