International design competition for new physics building at ETH Zurich

Stanton Williams is the only UK, and non-Swiss, architecture practice to be shortlisted in an international design competition to create a new physics building for ETH Zurich, one of the leading European universities for technology and the natural sciences.

The competition calls for design proposals for a new 15,000m2 laboratory and research building for the University’s Hönggerberg campus located just outside Zurich, Switzerland. The campus is being developed as a masterplan, and the new building will be located on the north west of the site. Providing specialist facilities for work at the forefront of physics research, the building will include laboratories, teaching spaces and offices.

In addition, the competition requested proposals for a potential second building adjacent to the physics building, which could potentially be part of a phased construction programme.

The winning scheme will be announced in June 2016.