The second EUREF innovation campus in Germany is being built right next to the Düsseldorf Airport long-distance train station. A special challenge of this campus is that it is completely regenerative and will achieve the CO₂ climate protection targets of the state capital Düsseldorf by 2035 right from the start.
“Not even the toilets are standard”
One thing is clear. If a Swiss research institution builds a new campus, no run-of-the-mill applications will be used. On the building site in Dübendorf, Implenia is teaming up with the client, the Eidgenössischen Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt (Empa, or Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) to create innovative solutions. You can read here what this has to do with aspects such as the sanitary facilities, plant fertiliser and pizza as comfort food.