Office and Laboratory building
This building comprises around 40 office spaces for researchers, laboratories for the analysis of feed and food, tissue and blood samples as well as rumen liquid, faeces and urine. There is also a facility to simulate rumen liquid in vitro.
Photos: Stücheli Architekten, Zürich und Sergej Amelchanka, ETH Zürich
Layout of the office and laboratory building
Stücheli Architekten, Zürich
In addition to the offices there are 2 meeting rooms and 2 lounge rooms in the office and laboratory building.
Modern laboratories for various uses
The laboratories are all built according to the laboratory specifications of the ETH Zurich. These were first applied during the 3rd extension stage at the ETH's Hönngerberg site for the Department of Chemistry and Biosciences, fulfilling the highest requirements.
The 1st phase of the laboratory buildings at Hönngerberg was opened in 2001, and the 2nd phase in 2004.
In order to fulfill the various research requirements, the following infrastructure rooms for storage and waste disposal exist:
- A combined fridge-freezer per laboratory floor
- A storage room per laboratory floor with a -80 degrees freezer
- A room with 8 -80 degrees freezers (all water cooled)
Rusitec - HGT
On the lower floor is the Rusitec HGT room. The Rusitec, which is located here, can simulate an artificial rumen.