The interdisciplinary practice of Christian Dupraz falls within the problems of living cities. He undertakes experimentation in the questions of form, distance and commitment, by the project and by occasional adverse situations, an architecture of experience that finds its value in the precision of the resources available and its strength of simplification. The constant dialogue with the historical, technical and cultural context allows the recognition of a singular architectural style.
- Architecture studies at the Ecole d’Architecture de l’Université de Genève EAUG – Dir. Prof. Bruno Reichlin (1996)
- Swiss National Fund for Scientific Research FNS, Dir. – Prof. Martin Steinmann EPFL (1999)
Research on the use of reinforced concrete in architecture during the 1950s.
- Laureate of the Arditi Prize of Architecture and Urbanism (1997)
- Laureate of the Swiss Design Awards (1994)
- Architecture studies at Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Genève ETS (1990)
- Diploma Ecole des métiers, 1st Prize carpenter, cabinet maker (1985)
Independent architect, he publishes various books and articles – CJBG Institut et Bibliothèque des Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, a-editions.ch (2021), Ensembles urbains Genève / 14 Cité-Jonction, FAS Genève (2021), IMAGES, Christian Dupraz, a-editions.ch, Geneva (2017), GUNITE OVER ? Christian Dupraz, a-editions.ch, Geneva (2013), André Gaillard, Les architectes du XX ème siècle à Genève, Christian Dupraz, FAS Geneva, cahier n° 2, (2006) –, curates exhibitions – SALLE BLANCHE, Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2012), Pierre Vadi Scalps & Christian Dupraz, MAMCO, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain (2008) –, founds the furniture company 36 Furniture System (2010), www.36furnituresystem.ch.
Professor at the HEAD, Geneva University of Art and Design (2018-2011), visiting Professor at the Nancy School of Architecture (2001), at the Lyon School of Architecture (2004), he is a member of the BSA-FAS, Federation of Swiss Architects, the SIA, Society of Swiss Engineers and Architects, the AGA, Geneva Association of Architects.
Co-founder and member of the committee of the MA, Maison de l’Architecture, Geneva (2007-2013), he manages the project for the implementation of the Center of Architecture, Urbanism and Design in Sicli Pavilion, Geneva (2014-2015).
Member of the council of the FBA, Fondation Braillard Architectes, Geneva (2009-2015), of the board of the FCAC, Fonds Cantonal d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2002-2010).