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ETH Zurich Will Use Robots to Make a 3D Printed Cultural Site

ETH Zurich Will Use Robots to Make a 3D Printed Cultural Site

Written by David

June 29, 2021


ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich is very active in the field of additive manufacturing. This is shown not only by the numerous partnerships but also by the long list of spin-offs, among which some companies, such as 9T Labs , are dedicated to 3D printing. Now, the technical university has partnered again and is thus engaged in a brand new 3D printing project: Together with the Swiss foundation Origen, they will be making a cultural site made of concrete which will be 3D printed in spring 2022.


Specifically, this is a 75-foot (23-meter) high tower that is being built in the village of Mulegns on the Julier Pass. The charming little village currently only has 16 inhabitants – a concern that is close to the heart of Giovanni Netzer, director of the Origen Foundation. He wants to bring life back to the little village and preserve its culture and history. After reopening a hotel, he is now planning the White Tower project with the help of architects and engineers from the ETH, who have drawn up the design and are planning the construction method. The art site will be made of 3D-printed, organically shaped white concrete columns […]

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