Smart Living Lab

Fribourg, Switzerland
Photo © Marilyn Andersen
Photo © Delphine Blauer
Atrium
Visualization © Team HOP
Wintergarten
Visualization © Team HOP
Haupteingang
Visualization © Team HOP
Grundstruktur
Visualization © Team HOP
Engineers
ZPF Ingenieure
Address
Passage du Cardinal 13b, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
Year
2019-
Stories
1-5 Stories
Client
Smart Living Lab, blueFACTORY Fribourg-Freiburg SA
Architecture
Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart, Germany
Building physics, sustainability, energy efficiency
Drees & Sommer Schweiz AG, Basel, Switzerland

Our design for the new, iconic building of the research center located in the blueFACTORY innovation district in Fribourg on the site of the former Cardinal brewery impressed with its open, flexible, integrative and user-oriented character as well as with its the economic and resource savings. The panel of experts perceived that the winning team is characterized by its collective intelligence, receptivity, and enthusiasm, with architects and engineers working closely together.

The building will provide workspaces for close to 130 people over a 5000m2 floor area, on four stories. Its main structure is made of timber. Wood is also used for a system of box slabs which integrates ventilation, and for the façade. The latter combines various species of wood according to their properties and their origin, paying particular attention to local timber.

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