Fireside Chat: Survive, Embrace & Go Beyond with Bertran Sennwald

Bertran Sennwald will talk about past trends, present discussions and future directions in the architecture field, as well as his 15 years of life in China.  

Event Details


swissnex China office
22F, Building A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China


September 27, 2019 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Asia/Taipei (UTC+08:00)


Free, RSVP required

Survive, Embrace & Go Beyond

A different architecture journey in China

For the fourth Fireside Chat, we have invited Bertran Sennwald, Design Director at SDD Shanghai. As a professional architect and designer, Mr Sennwald will give us an insightful look into his field, covering past trends, present discussions, and future directions, as well as his fifteen years of life in China.



18:00-18:30 Registration
18:30-18:35 Welcome Speech

By Dr. Felix Moesner, Science Consul & CEO, swissnex China – ETH Alum & SwissCham Board member

18:35-19:35 Presentation

By Mr Bertran Sennwald, Designer Director at SDD Shanghai

19:35-20:00 Q&A Session
20:00-20:30 Networking Reception


Bertran Sennwald

Bertran Sennwald  holds the Master Degree of Science in Architecture from ETH Zurich and the Register A Architect Certificate (REG A) from Switzerland; Member of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA), International Associate of the American Institute of Architects (Intl. Assoc. AIA) and Member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

He is the Design Director at SDD Shanghai, China, a professional architect skilled in finding innovative, sustainable and comprehensive solutions driven by a careful understanding of eastern and western cultures; outstanding ability to bring creative conceptual ideas in early design stage and lead design teams through small to complex large-scale projects. He led the winning competition designs for a variety of projects covering Mixed-use, Retail, Office, High-rise, Hospitality, Civic, Headquarters, Residential and Education-Sectors; Over 15 years rich working experience in China, track records of success in realized and ongoing projects in Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan and other Cities across China.


Organized by SwissCham and swissnex China in partnership with ETH Zurich Alumni Shanghai Chapter.







Fireside Chat is a format inviting seasoned Swiss speakers to talk and discuss their experiences in China; this presentation series is a collaboration between swissnex China and SwissCham. Please join us for interesting talks, discussions and networking!


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