Unique supporting structure for ETH building
The ETH Zurich is building a new research and laboratory building for medical technology on the Zürichberg. It is located in a 25-metre-deep sidehill cut for which an unusual support structure has been designed.
Expertise involvedGeotechnical engineering , Structural engineering
Slope stabilisation consists of a 17-metre-high retaining wall that is based on fourteen 25-metre-deep prestressed diaphragm walls. This independent structure means that no permanent anchors are required, which would have otherwise been driven into neighbouring lots.
Competition project with Boltshauser Architekten AG, project planning and construction, structural system new construction, project planning structure for slope stabilisation, building physics