House of Natural Resources

House of Natural Resources

The mission of the project “House of Natural Resources” is the development, implementation and in-situ monitoring of innovative structural elements made of wood at original scale, including post-tensioned timber frames and timber-concrete hybrid floors made of beech wood. Further, novel facade elements are implemented and monitored as well. The project additionally implements innovative structural health monitoring methods. The monitored data gives further insight into the structural performance of the building's innovative structural systems. The results of the project provide unmatched knowledge about the behaviour of these innovative timber structures, knowledge that cannot be gained with numerical or experimental analysis in a laboratory. The structural elements made of beech will lead to an increased application of the abundantly growing beech as a building material. The House of Natural Resources is a showcase timber building hosting high-end structural research including online monitoring systems. It serves as a demonstration object for students, architects, engineers, investors, authorities and national and international guests.

Field of Innovation

  • Work and Industry


  • Showroom  
  • User studies  
  • Business model development  
  • Stakeholder Networking  
  • User testing and Evaluation  
  • Sustainability assessment  


Contact Name: Prof. Dr. Andrea Frangi

Hönggerbergring 26
CH-8093 Zurich

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