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A communicative infrastructure for Hönggerberg Campus

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Fourth place 10/2020

Awarded fourth place, the design by EM2N for the new entrepreneur and innovation centre at the ETH Zurich is a robust workshop building, eminently suitable for appropriation, which offers flexibly usable indoor and outdoor spaces for the production and exchange of ideas and knowledge. A layer of balconies and loggias, enriched at points with collective functions and informal circulation routes, forms the communicative and atmospheric backbone of this stepped building. A simple load-bearing system, a timber and steel construction method, and large spans above a minimised concrete foundation determine the structure of the entire building.