Foundation stone laid for new FLUX research, training and teaching building

The box will remain as a ’time capsule’ in the foundation of FLUX. (

The box will remain as a ’time capsule’ in the foundation of FLUX. (Photo: Peter Penicka, Eawag)

Among other things, an ipad with charger, the digital construction plans, but also a Dübendorf tie, a Dübendorf pocket knife and symbolic objects from research are well sealed inside. The box was buried by Eawag Director Janet Hering, Dübendorf City President André Ingold, former President of the ETH Board Fritz Schiesser, and representatives of the fsp architectural office and the general contractor Halter.

Some 50 guests took part in the event in the excavation pit. Future users of the CHF 30 million building, which will provide urgently needed space for research and training, in particular for the transfer of synthesis knowledge into practice, were also present.

  • More information about the new building: www.eawag.ch/flux