The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication is Switzerland’s initiative to lead the development and integration of digital technologies within the field of architecture.

Initiated in 2014, the NCCR Digital Fabrication aims to revolutionise architecture through the seamless combination of digital technologies and physical building processes. Over 70 researchers from the disciplines of architecture, structural design, materials science, computer science, control systems engineering, and robotics collaborate to develop ground-breaking technologies for tomorrow’s construction. Their research allows Switzerland to take a leading position within the global field of digital fabrication.

NCCRs are cross-disciplinary research networks funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). They support research in areas of strategic importance for the future of Swiss science, economy and society. The NCCR Digital Fabrication is the first NCCR focused on architecture and construction. Initiated at ETH Zurich, it is partnered with EPF Lausanne, the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the Berne University of Applied Sciences, and Empa.

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