We Enzos are the winning project of the Ideenwettbewerb 2013, which was held by the Safety, Security, Health and Environment Office (SSHE), the ETH Sustainability and the Office for Events & Location Development. Employees, students and doctoral candidates at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) could submit their ideas and improvement suggestions for the ETH Hönggerberg and Central locations and in doing so were offered the chance to design something that was apt and would prove beneficial to these locations.
The remit of creating more meeting areas in order to foster a culture of interdisciplinary exchange between all hierarchical levels and fields of activity is one for which Enzos are ideally suited. Thanks to our curved design, we can be used in a variety of ways – as a chair or a couch, as a theatre, as a design element for events, or simply as a sculpture.
We Enzos originally hail from Vienna and were first developed for creating an outdoor space in the MuseumsQuartier. As we are made polyethylene, we are 100% recyclable and easy to clean. We weigh from 125 to 145 kg, which reduces the risk that we will be stolen.
We Enzos fulfil many a function here at the ETH. We liven up the campus, provide seating and add a touch of colour to the concrete and asphalt environment. We have been designed in the corporate colours of the ETH, thus establishing a connection with our academic surroundings. We also serve to increase the visibility of the individual departments and provide them with the opportunity to present themselves outside of the lecture halls. Every department also received the chance to design their very own Enzo.
We can be found on the "Polyterrasse" in the Zentrum, the square at Hönggerberg and at the entrances to various ETH buildings. Our exact locations and background information on our design is provided overleaf.
Locations Hönggerberg (PDF, 296 KB)
Locations Zentrum (PDF, 1.6 MB)