Project of the month December 2013
Dozentenfoyer ETH Zurich, Zurich [CH]

Dozentenfoyer ETH Zurich

Photos: Oliver Kern | Freiburg [D]
Project
Dozentenfoyer ETH Zurich, Zurich [CH]
Completion
Autumn 2013
Architect
Jasmin Grego & Stephanie Kühnle Architektur GmbH | Zurich [CH]
Products

METAL CEILINGS
STAR 3® | Linear open-cell blade ceiling [approx. 400 m2]
Width: 3 mm, height: 20 mm, blade spacing: 20 mm
Made of 0.32 mm aluminium, powder-coated similar to RAL 9006

LIGHTING
PUNTEO®-J80 | Recessed mounted downlight, equipped with 13-W LEDs [approx. 91 units]
PUNTEO®-G | Semi-recessed mounted downlight with matt satin-finished glass cubes, equipped with 15-W LEDs [approx. 227 units]

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The Dozentenfoyer at the ETH Zurich is on the top floor of the University of Zurich tower, below the historic cupola of the main building protected as historical monument. The almost continually glazed hall along with the adjoining terrace offer room for some 160 guests inside and outside. From there, you have a marvelous view far beyond the city limits of the Lake of Zurich and the Limmattal region. As part of the renovation and redesign of the Dozentenfoyer by the architects Jasmin Grego and Stephanie Kühnle, the entire interior was redesigned. For visual and functional reasons, the architectural office opted for executing a double ceiling with the open-cell ceiling STAR 3® as visible lower ceiling.

The U 94 carriers of the open-cell ceiling were screw-connected from below to the supporting grid of the upper ceiling. The individually hingeable panels were snap-fitted into the U 94 carriers via clips. Integrated into the open-cell ceiling were the LED downlights PUNTEO®-J80 and PUNTEO®-G via module plates. The matt satin-finished glass cubes of PUNTEO®-G break through the open-cell ceiling, producing the impression of sitting under a starlit sky when the lights are off. The ceiling/light solution from durlum matches the modern architectural concept and fits harmoniously into the ambiance.

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