Opening of DFAB HOUSE - Opening Ceremony

February 27, 2019 16:30 - 21:00

Empa, Akademie, Dübendorf

Digital fabrication, digital living: DFAB HOUSE, the latest unit in Empa and Eawag's NEST research and innovation building, sets new standards in both. Within the scope of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication, researchers from eight chairs at ETH Zurich, together with industry partners, have brought several digital construction technologies from research to architectural application. The result is a three-story building on the uppermost NEST platform, which will soon become a real-life living area occupied by four tenants. DFAB HOUSE is a digital space with a range of exciting smart home solutions.

 

Here you can find more information about the unit.

 

Program 

 16.30   Welcome apéro & visit DFAB HOUSE

Short presentations by participating partner

 

18.00   Opening ceremony at the Empa Academy

Prof. Dr. Gian-Luca Bona, CEO Empa

 

Welcome addresses

National Councillor

Dr. Regine Sauter, Director of the Zurich Chamber of Commerce

Prof. Dr. Detlef Günther,

Vice President for Research and Corporate Relations, ETH Zurich


DFAB HOUSE – a milestone in digital building culture
Prof. Matthias Kohler
Founding Director NCCR Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich

 

DFAB HOUSE – digital building technologies in a real-world application

Konrad Graser

Architect DFAB HOUSE, NCCR Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich


The vision of digital living – already feasible today
Adrian Obrist, CEO digitalSTROM

 

Address of the Federal Council

Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin

Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research

 


19.15   Openinc act

 

19.30   Apéro riche at NEST

Visit DFAB HOUSE

 

21.00   End
          


Please note: The speeches will be held in German.

 

 

 

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