Opening of Tor Alva

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SNSF Annual Review 2023

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“Impact Printing” wins 3D Pioneers Challenge

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Open Doors for Friends and Family

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Initiated in 2014, the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication aims to revolutionise architecture through the seamless combination of digital technologies and physical building processes. Over 60 researchers from six different academic disciplines collaborate to develop ground-breaking technologies for tomorrow’s construction. Their research allows Switzerland to take a leading position within the global field of digital fabrication. The NCCR Digital Fabrication is the first NCCR focused on architecture and construction funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Initiated at ETH Zurich, it is partnered with EPF Lausanne, the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Empa.

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Homage to Grison confectioners

On 25 May, Tor Alva was opened at ETH Zurich. Beniamin Dillenburger's professorship, Digital Building Technologies (dbt), together with the Nova Fundaziun Origen and project participants from research and industry, presented various stages of the project.

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SNSF Annual Review 2023

Recently the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication hosted its Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Review Panel for the Annual Review at ETH Hönggerberg in Zurich. The progress of the research projects and programmes was presented along with an exhibition of…

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Friends and Family Day

Over the weekend, the Arch_Tec_Lab opened its doors to friends and family of the members of the NCCR Digital Fabrication. It was an opportunity to make digital fabrication accessible across generations.

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New Hall for MESH

The ETH spin-off MESH moved into a new development and production facility this spring. With this, the company is leaving the ETH Zurich laboratory and moving into the construction industry.

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13.09.2023 - 15.09.2023

Future of Construction 2023 Symposium

The Future of Construction 2023 Symposium provides a platform to discuss about novel human-machine collaborations in design and construction. Together we will raise questions about how complementary skills—the accuracy and speed of machines and their ability to crunching large amounts of data, jointly with our capacity as humans to solve…

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14.09.2023 - 16.09.2023


HIGH-TECH HERITAGE: (IM)PERMANENCE OF INNOVATIONThe conference focuses on High-Tech Architecture of the 1970s to the 1990s as heritage, aiming to create an architectural-historical basis for further research on their preservation. This offers the opportunity to discuss the examples that have already been listed as monuments, diverse…

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Friends and Family Day

This open-door event of the NCCR DFAB and Design++ will welcome friends and family of current and former members for tours and demos. The event will include a BBQ picnic and activities (weather dependent). A full schedule will be shared closer to the date.

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Stefana Parascho Inaugural lecture


Inaugural Lecture - Prof. Stefana Parascho

Stefana Parascho is a Principle Investigator in the NCCR Digital Fabrication. Her work lies at the intersection of architecture, digital fabrication and computational design. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at EPFL where she founded the Lab for Creative…

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07.03.2023 - 08.03.2023

Parity Talks VIII: Get your act together!

This year's theme is "get your act together!". In the upcoming Parity Talks we will focus on taking action and bringing together different actors. Find this years program online. The NCCR DFAB is organising a workshop entitled "Mitigating Biases in AI" on 8 March during the Parity Talks. The…

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