The conference takes place on a campus comprising the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa). Innovative and solution-oriented, both conduct cutting-edge research in their own domains and place high value on bridging theory and practice to meet societal needs. To take advantage of our presence there, participants will have the opportunity to visit two remarkable and unusual buildings as well as two innovative laboratories.
Forum Chriesbach - This «Zero Energy House» is Eawag’s main administrative building and was built in 2007 by Bob Gysin Partner BGP. The building embodies a synthesis of functionalism, aesthetics, and sustainability, and is considered to be one of the ‘greenest’ buildings in the world. Its large glass-roofed atrium allows daylight and – a welcome feature in winter – the heat from the sun to enter the building. Besides, the blue glass panels turn to follow the sun and provide shade or let in the sun according to the season. You will be guided by Bob Gysin himself and Binta Anderegg.