ETH Centre for Students & Entrepreneurs

Smart architecture creates added value

Modern forms of work and ecological sustainability

The new building on the ETH Hönggerberg campus is intended to combine all student initiatives and activities under one roof. In open offices, multi-purpose rooms, workshops and meeting areas, the young talents will exchange ideas across disciplines and organizations, fuel each other with ideas and find new collaborations. Entrepreneurial activity and craftsmanship are given space as well as student creativity and sociability. The diverse interactions contribute to the fact that the new building becomes an inspiring and pulsating ecosystem in which the young talents can gain irreplaceable experience and take their first steps towards entrepreneurship.

  • The architecture enables flexible use of space and promotes exchange
  • Energy concept and photovoltaic system
  • Regional wood and rammed earth serve the sustainable use of building materials
  • Green roof terrace and outside space create a natural balance
ETH Centre for Students & Entrepreneurs
ETH Centre for Students & Entrepreneurs
ETH Centre for Students & Entrepreneurs

Facts & Figures

New “EQUILIBRES” building with 9,100 m2 of usable space by ARGE Buchner Bründler Planer AG / Rapp Architekten AG

  • Various user groups:
    • Student associations VSETH and SOSETH
    • Student Project House
    • Competition teams
    • Entrepreneurial student groups ETH Juniors and ETH Entrepreneur Club
    • ieLab and ETH Pioneer Fellows
    • ETH spin-offs
  • Meeting place and lighthouse
  • Investment volume CHF 58 million
  • Start of construction 2024 / commissioning 2027
  • Third-party funding required CHF 20 million
  • Start of construction only with secured financing
  • Project management ETH Real Estate:
    www.ethz.ch/hic




Visualisations: ARGE Buchner Bründler Planer AG / Rapp Architekten AG

ETH Centre for Students & Entrepreneurs
Hugo-Friedrich Kurth
Dr. Markus Pfaffinger
Dr. Johannes M. Ebersold
Marc-René Seeberger
Edy Losa
Rolf Schweighauser
Marco Bini
Franzisca Givotti
Johannes Zaugg
Dr. Jean-Frédéric Guye
Nicolas Jost
Daniel Cordey
Peter Indergand-Helfenstein
Dr. Kasra Hazeghi
Dr. Stefan Bergamin
Dr. Armin Kälin
Philip Adrian Mosimann
Dr. Davide Mantegazzi
Peter Frigo
Dr. Domenico Salvati
Albert Gysin-Paulsen
Dr. Christian-Thomas Monn
Alberto Salerno
Dr. Brigitta Mehmann Kafader
Jean Broccard* sel.
Dr. Ulrich Tellenbach
Dr. Markus Vogel
François Boyer
Dr. Marc Harzenmoser
Dr. Christian M. Salomon
Roland Junck
Gilbert Cornut
Reto Baumann
Ivan Popovic
Kurt Funk
Ramona Vanessa Achermann
Dr. Rolf P. Bodmer
René Poltera
Dr. Klaus Gmür
Patricia Müller-Hofmann
Dr. Heinz W. Rüegg
Hans Roduner
Georges-A. Glauser
Markus Rindlisbacher
Gian Sbetta
Christian Kaiser
Brian Suter
Andy Feitknecht
Dr. Leo Wehrli
Prof. Rolf Zurbrügg*
Prof. Dr. Hans Hengartner
Kateryna Markhanova
Guido von Arx
Roland Baumann
Prof. Dr. Dieter Imboden*
Francis Pétermann
Dr. Andreas Stahel
Martin Schaub
Dr. Bernard Primault
Ekkehard Hilti
Urs Pestalozzi
Christoph Spichty
Dr. Werner Witz
Hrvoje Krizic
André Häusermann
Gustav Baumann
Dr. Federico Felizzi
Francesco Delmué
Beat Schüpbach
Dr. Hans-Heinrich Nägeli
Peter Hunziker
Claudia Susanne Rüfenacht-Müller
Manuel Alexander Ruf
Ueli Zaugg
Rudolf Stüssi* (Senior)
Beat Schüpbach
Adrian Aeschbach
Sophie Beatrice Welsche
Dr. Staffan Sjögren
Serge-Alexandre Lauper
Dr. Christoph Lüthy
Rudolf Herter
Dr. Florian Zurbriggen
Lars Inderbitzin
Simon Andreas Moser
Caroline Portmann
Dr. Andreas Wickli
Rudolf Wechsler
Dr. Ganda G. J. Schenk
Anton Poltera
Hans Rudolf Holenweg
Andres M. Richard
Prof. Dr. Fritz Stauffer*
Familie Lustenberger
Dr. Werner Büsch
Adriana Edenharter
Tobias Esswein
Valeria Cavalli
Gilgian Leuzinger
Rolf Ehrenbolger
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