The Global Schindler Award is a partnership between the Schindler Group and the ETH Zurich, Professor Kees Christiaanse, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design and programme coordinator of the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), along with the University of Liechtenstein, Professor Peter Staub, Chair of Architectural Design and Theory.
The knowledge base of the ETH, the University of Liechtenstein, the innovation of the FCL and the expertise of Schindler come together in the Global Schindler Award.
Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Its innovative and environmentally-friendly access and transit-management systems make an important contribution to mobility in urban societies.
Schindler mobility solutions move one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are 44,000 employees in over 100 countries.
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences.
It is well-known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for putting its new findings directly into practice. ETH Zurich regularly appears at the top of international rankings as one of the best universities in the world.
Founded in 1855, ETH Zurich today has some 18,000 students from over 100 different countries, 3,800 of whom are doctoral students. About 500 professors currently teach and conduct research in the areas of engineering, architecture, mathematics, natural sciences, system-oriented sciences, and management and social sciences.
ETH Zurich helps to find long-term solutions to global challenges. The focal points of its research include energy supply, risk management, developing the cities of the future, global food security and human health.
The FCL is a transdisciplinary research centre focused on urban sustainability in a global frame. It is the first research programme of the Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability. It is home to a community of over 100 PhD, postdoctoral and Professorial researchers working on diverse themes related to future cities and environmental sustainability.
The University of Liechtenstein is a leading university in the international Lake Constance region. It is a place for personal development, interaction as well as critical and creative thought, and a hub of innovation for shaping the future.
The Institute of Architecture and Planning at the University of Liechtenstein can look back on a tradition of more than half a century. In recent decades architectural teaching has undergone a radical shift from ‘mere’ building towards engagement with the economically, ecologically and socially relevant themes of sustainable building.