ETH Zurich New-Build ITA-Roof, Zurich

Client
ETH Zürich Immobilien
Kreuzplatz 5
8032 Zürich

Architect
ETH Zürich
Institut for technology in architectur
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich

Year of construction
2010-2016

Planning contract

  • Support of the research project „Roof construction Arch_Tec_Lab“ in practical building terms
  • Support of the planning team in the preparation of the tender documents for timber construction
  • Implementation of PQM during execution

Project description
As part of a research project at ETH Zurich a new type of roof construction was developed. As a result, individual, small beams were laid with a robot to form a framework and nailed together. This meant that each beam could be joined together in a slightly offset manner, resulting in this full-surface supporting structure and undulating roof.