Fields of expertise
Urban brownfield regeneration
Energy efficient buildings
Sustainable construction technologies
Since 2000, he works by the architectural and urban design firm Bauart based in Bern, Neuchâtel and Zurich, of which he became a partner in 2004. In that position, he is involved in many projects, competitions and realizations, which have been published, exhibited and awarded on several occasions.
In 2010, he is appointed a professor at the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering and founds the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST). Emmanuel Reys contributions focus on the field of sustainable architecture, with special attention to how sustainability principles translate at various levels of the process - from urban design to construction components - and to the incorporation of evaluative and innovative criteria into the architectural project. His interdisciplinary approaches help build dynamic ties between engineers and architects. In 2015, he is awarded by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and received the swiss-academies award for transdisciplinary research (td-award).
Swiss-academies award for transdisciplinary research (2015)
Roberval Award - Nomination (2014)
European Gustave Magnel Prize (2009)
Award of the Société académique du Valais (2001)
Grant holder of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences SATW and the National Science Foundation for Energy Research NEFF (1999)
Cemsuisse Architectural Photography Award - Distinction (1999)
EPFL Alumni Association Award - Best overall marks (1997)
Architectural awards | Bauart
International Architecture Award 2016 (House of Religions)
Best Architects Award 16 (Swisswoodhouse)
WAN Award 2015 | Mixed-Use Buildings | Special mention of the jury (House of Religions)
Swiss Award for Pedestrian Infrastructures | Flâneur dOr 2014 | Distinction (Passerelle du Millénaire)
Best Architects Award 14 (Marin Centre)
Architectural Distinction of the Canton of Solothurn 2013 | Mention (FHNW Olten)
Real Estate Award 2013 | Project Development (Swisswoodhouse)
Prix Lignum 2012 | Mention (Marin Centre)
Plus X Award 2011 | Design Innovation | Distinction (Option)
DRA 2010 | Nomination (Campus Arc and Ecoparc Housing Buildings)
Prix Lignum 2009 | Distinction (Option)
ASPAN-SO Prize 2007 (Railway Station / Crêt-Taconnet District, Neuchâtel)
DIFA Award 2006 | Nomination (Ecoparc Project)
DRA 2006 | Nomination (Federal Office for Statistics Tower)
ECO-BAU Distinction 2005 (Federal Office for Statistics Tower)
ASPAN-SO Prize 2005 | Nomination (Ecoparc Project)
Prizes in Architectural Competitions | Bauart
Housing Oescher, Zollikon | 1st prize (2018)
Housing Strahmhof, Münchenbuchsee | 1st prize (2017)
Multifunctional buildings, Rotkreuz | 1st prize (2017)
FHNW Dreispitz, Basel | 5th prize (2017)
Housing Mutachstrasse, Bern, 3rd prize (2017)
BIT, Bern, 1st prize (2016)
Housing Strahmmatte, Münchenbuchsee, 1st prize (2016)
Housing Haldenacher, Birmensdorf, 1st prize (2016)
Housing Brünnen, Bern, 4th prize (2016)
Riedmatt school extension, Zug, 4th prize (2016)
FMI Hospital Building, Interlaken, 3rd prize (2015)
Weiermatt Care Center, Münchenbuchsee, 1st rank (2015)
Railway area regeneration, Renens | Finalist of the MEP (2015)
Zurich Innovation Center, Lindau, 1st prize (2015)
Training Center, Ballenberg, 1st prize (2014)
School complex, Romont, 1st prize (2014)
Inselspital Cardiovascular Center, Bern, 1st prize / 2nd rank (2014, in coll. with Nickl & Partner)
Student Housing "En Cojonnex", Lausanne, 3rd prize (2014)
Visitor Center Camille Bloch, Courtelary, 2nd rank (2014)
Multifunctional Center, Thun, 1st rank (2014, in coll. with Halter)
Medical Research Center, Bern, 2nd rank (2014, in coll. with ERNE)
Quartier Lentillères, Crissier, 1er prize (2013)
CEVA area, Lancy Pont-Rouge | Finalist of the MEP (2012)
BBL Office Building, Bern, 1st rank (2012)
Swatch Omega Center, Biel, 4th prize (2011)
Microcity, Neuchâtel, 1st prize (2010, in coll. with ERNE)
ARA, Bern, 1st prize (2008)
Office complex, Liebefeld, 4th prize (2007)
Progymnasium conversion, Bern, 1st prize (2007, in coll. with Allreal)
Masterplan "Gare-Lac", Yverdon-les-Bains, 1st prize (2007)
Masterplan Malley, West Lausanne, 1st rank (2007)
Cadolles Hospital conversion, Neuchâtel, 1st prize (2006, in coll. with BEG)
IDHEAP, Lausanne, 5th prize (2006)
FHNW Building, Olten, 1st prize (2006)
Marin Centre, La Tène, 1st prize (2005)
Main projects and realizations | Bauart
Quartier OASSIS, Lentillères, Crissier (2013-2017)
NewArt Factory, La Chaux-de-Fonds (2013-2014)
Millennium Footbridge, Neuchâtel (2011-2013)
Microcity Campus, Neuchâtel (2010-2013)
FHNW Campus, Olten (2009-2012)
Conversion of the old Cadolles Hospital into flats, Neuchâtel (2007-2011)
Masterplan for the area between the railway station and the lake, Yverdon-les-Bains (2007-2011)
Intermunicipal Masterplan of Malley area (2007-2011)
TransEurope building, Neuchâtel (2007-2011)
Commercial Center "Nouveau Marin Centre", La Tène (2007-2011)
Transformation of a disused factory into offices, Neuchâtel (2007-2008)
Campus Arc, Music Academy and School of Business Administration, Neuchâtel (2005-2009)
Ecoparc Housing buildings, Neuchâtel (2002-2007)
Tower for the Federal Office for Statistics, Neuchâtel (2000-2004)
Committees and associations
Member of the Scientific Committee of the MAS in Urbanism UNIGE / EPFL (since 2018)
President of the Smart Living Building Scientific Committee (2014-2017)
Member of the Swiss Living Challenge Academic Committee for Solar Decathlon 2017 (2014-2017)
Member of the EDAR Doctoral Commission (since 2013)
Member of the Working Group for the creation of Smart Living Lab (2012-2013)
Member of the ENAC Research Commission (2011-2013)
Member of the Technical Executive Committee of PLEA - International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (since 2006)
Working Group member for the French version of the Recommendation SIA 112/1 (2004)
Head of the Ecoparc Forum Committee
Committee member of the Ecoparc Association
Founding member of the " Schweizer Werkbund - Groupe Romandie" (SWB)
Member of Cobaty International
Member of Swiss Federation of Town planners (FSU).
Member of Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA)
Reviewer for several scientific journals (e.g. Energy and Buildings, Building and Environment, Architectural Science Review, Sustainability, Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research, Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology, Vertigo)
Bibliographic selection | Bauart
AS, "Bauart". Architecture suisse, 2016, PROFIL, 11-14.
Ch. Narkiewicz-Laine, New International Architecture. Chicago : Metropolitan Arts Press, Global Design + Urbanism XVI, 2016, 60-61.
Ch. Catsaros & al., Microcity. TRACES, Dossier 05|2014.
K. Tobler & al. "Denkfabrik, der neue FHNW Campus Olten". Solothurn : Kanton Solothurn, 2013.
B. De Meulder & al., "Urban renewal in Europe", Urban Renewal in Flanders (2002-2011). Brussels : ASP, 2012, 41-60.
W. Daepp, Bauart, au-delà de l’architecture, Berne, Stämpfli, 2012.
Ch. Catsaros & al., Marin Centre. TRACES/TEC21, Dossier 11|2011.
M. Wyss & al., De l’utopie au faire. Neuchâtel, Alphil, 2010.
F. Mialet, La floraison des écoquartiers. Archicréé, 344/2010, 43-49.
A. Friedman, "Option" in "Narrow Houses : A New Direction in Efficient Design". New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2010, 104-109.
W. Huber, Zahlen, Noten und Krawatten. Hochparterre Nr. 11/2009, 56-59.
B. Marchand, Quartier Ecoparc Bauart #2, Bâle | Berlin | Boston, Birkäuser, 2009.
B. Loderer, Bauart, Lucerne, Quart, 2008.
T. Schneider, Jeremy Till, "Option" in Flexible Housing. Oxford : Architectural Press, 2007, 120.
M. Jakob, Quartier Ecoparc #1, Bâle | Berlin | Boston, Birkhäuser, 2004.
List of publications on Bauart
Main exhibitions | Bauart
Collective itinerant Exhibition "Les ressources de l'architecture pour une ville durable" | Ecoparc District | ENSA Paris-Belleville | CNRS Paris | ENSAP Lille | ENSA Paris-La Villette | ENSA Versailles | ENSA Grenoble | Institut darchitecture et de construction, Samarcande (2012-2014)
Collective itinerant Exhibition "Prix Lignum" | Marin Centre | Bulle | Fribourg (2012)
Collective itinerant Exhibition DRA 2010 | Campus Arc and Ecoparc Housing buildings | Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds | HEPIA, Geneva | Architekturforum, Zurich | Forum d'architectures, Lausanne | Hôtel de Ville, Neuchâtel (2010-2011)
Collective Exhibition "Swiss Experiences" | Green Building Congress, Chennai (Madras), India (2010)
Collective Exhibition "Hommage au Prof. Luigi Snozzi" | Cadolles | Archizoom EPFL, Lausanne (2010)
Collective Exhibition Global Building | Walstadt Bremer | Swissbau 2010, Bâle (2010)
Collective itinerant Exhibition "Défricher la ville ?" | Ecoparc District | FOS, Neuchâtel | Sébeillon, Lausanne | Energissima 07, Bulle | Sustainable Development Day, Biel | Energissima 08, Fribourg (2007-2008)
Collective itinerant Exhibition DRA | Tour OFS | Forum d'architectures, Lausanne | Town hall, Delémont | Architekturforum, Zürich | FOS Cultural Space, Neuchâtel | Geneva University of Art and Design, Geneva | Buenos Aires International Biennal of Architecture | ENSA Paris Malaquais | ENSA Grenoble (2006-2011)
Collective Exhibition "Swiss partners for sustainability" | House of Religions Project | S-DEV Geneva 05, PALEXPO, Genève (2005)
Collective Exhibition "Architecture invisible" | Sunfactory | Swiss Cultural Centre of Paris (2005)
Collective Exhibition "Nouveaux Paris" | FOS Tower and Ecoparc Project | Pavillon de l'Arsenal, Paris, (2005)
Publications and conferences
Teaching & PhD