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Circularity Park, Oberglatt, Eberhard AG, 2021-2022
The Circularity park is a robotically constructed retaining wall and publically accessible terraced landscape park on the outskirts of Zurich in Oberglatt. It was conceptualized and built over a one-year period in 2021, and is the demonstrator of pivotal research in autonomous construction, robotics, and architecture conducted within the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication at ETH Zurich. It incorporates material and construction innovations by Eberhard AG, a local leader in sustainable construction and recycling for the building industry.

The two ongoing research projects behind the Robotic Stone Wall and the Robotic Landscape at the ETH Zurich investigate the design, control, and computational tools needed to enable autonomous robotic construction processes directly on the construction site with as-found building materials and local excavation material. Additionally, a team at Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich implemented its digital concrete Eggshell technology for the robotic production of the park’s benches.

Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich
Prof. Matthias Kohler, Prof. Fabio Gramazio, Lauren Vasey, Ryan Luke Johns

Robotic Systems Lab, ETH Zurich
Prof. Dr. Marco Hutter, Martin Wermelinger, Dominic Jud, Varin Buff, Vuk Pakovic, Mads Albers

Chair of Landscape Architecture, ETH Zurich
Prof. Christophe Girot, Ilmar Hurkxkens

Client: Eberhard Unternehmungen AG

Selected Experts: Patric Van der Haegen, Michael Maur, Roger Ruf (Eberhard Unternehmungen AG), Prof. Dr. Margarita Chli, Ruben Mascaro (Vision for Robotic Lab, ETH Zurich); Jovica Zilic, Guido Morri, (Gysi Leoni Mader AG); Elia Quadranti, Sandro Kühne (ATP architekten ingenieure), Remo Hug (zirkulit AG), Prof. Dr. David Kammer, Dr. Mohit Pundir, Flavio Lorez (Chair of Computational Mechanics of Building Materials), Vasileios Ntertimanis, Konstantinos Vlachas (Chair of Structural Mechanics and Monitoring, ETH Zurich), Mike Lyrenmann (Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH Zurich)
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