Joy Laporte – Dam


Joy Laporte – Dam

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

My diploma project is a report about the dams in the Swiss Alps, more specifically in the region of Valais. Each dam shows, in a spetacular way, how important the production of hydropower is for local economic development. This report shows the current power and the potential of these colossal constructions, which are perfectly integrated in their environment. Nowadays, the dams are very present in the media as concessions are expiring. In the future, they will play an important role as Switzerland’s foremost renewable energy source.