NEST - Exploring the Future of Buildings
NEST is the modular research and innovation building of Empa and Eawag. At NEST, new technologies, materials and systems are tested, researched, further developed and validated under real conditions. Close cooperation with partners from research, industry and the public sector ensures that innovative construction and energy technologies are put onto the market faster. NEST contributes to making the use of resources and energy more sustainable and circular.
Kick-off of the Energy Lab
Driving innovation is crucial for a successful energy turnaround. The newly founded Energy Lab therefore promotes the development of innovations in the area of efficient production, storage and use of renewable energy. The NEST team participates in the lab and contributes not only its partner network but also its expertise on energy issues and mobility.
HiLo roof completed
On the construction site of the NEST unit HiLo an important milestone has been achieved: The doubly curved roof shell is finished. Together with partners from industry, ETH researchers have developed completely new construction methods for the complex concrete structure.
Positive longitudinal study at DFAB HOUSE
Since the completion of DFAB HOUSE in early 2019, the digitally fabricated components have been continuously monitored to detect any deviations. The first results are positive: The changes of ceiling and wall elements are within the expected range.