Moritz Begle (born in 1989 in Luzern Switzerland) is an Architect graduated from the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalunya (IAAC) in Barcelona, with a related thesis in the field of “Self-sufficient Buildings“. After graduating from the University of Liechtenstein with a Bachelor Degree in Architecture he has been working for Früh Architects ZT GmbH (Austria) and Hornberger Architects AG (Switzerland), where he was mainly involved in design for housing and creating concepts for public building complexes.
At IAAC (Barcelona) he was part of the vision “Smartblock 2020” where he developed through the collection of real time data for Mobility Functions and Events, a virtual platform capable of generating an Interactive Agenda that can transform the street into a flexible public space.
The Master Thesis project "The Jungle" has been awarded with the INNOVATIVE ENERGY AWARD, proposing a new, adaptable and reactive infrastructure for filtering pollution particles in the city and enhancing air quality.
During his studies he was mainly focusing on digital fabrication and computational design methods, which he further enhanced through the Open Thesis Fabrication (Postgraduate) at IAAC and the „Fab Academy“ at the FAB LAB Barcelona. He worked as a teaching-assistant at the „Digital Matter and Intelligent Construction Studio“ at IAAC.
Currently he is working as a researcher and teaching assistant on the „Hilo Project“ at the Chair of Architecture & Building Systems of Prof. Arno Schlüter at the ETH Zürich where he develops an adaptive solar facade actuated with soft robotic actuators.