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Semiramis, Tech Cluster Zug, 2019
Semiramis is an architectural installation designed with artificial intelligence that will be constructed in 2022 at the entrance of a new Tech Cluster Zug, Switzerland. As a herald for the increasingly interwoven collaboration between machines and humans, it aims to go beyond usual urban programs and it will rise as a vertical urban habitat reserved for plants and small local animals. By dwelling between the artificial and the natural, Semiramis has been established through a manifold of synergies and research projects in the fields of interactive computational design, machine learning, and digital fabrication. On a formal level, the structure is 22.5 meters in height without vegetation and is composed of five amorphous wooden pods sustained by 8 thin steel pillars.

Design and fabrication

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Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

In cooperation with: Müller Illien Landscape Architects GmbH, Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd
Client: Urban Assets Zug AG
Collaborators: Sarah Schneider (project lead), Matteo Pacher (fabrication lead), Aleksandra Apolinarska, Gonzalo Casas, Philippe Fleischmann, Matthias Helmreich, Michael Lyrenmann, Beverly Lytle, Romana Rust
Selected experts: Computational Robotics Lab (CRL), ETH Zürich
Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC), Zürich
Industry partner: Erne AG Holzbau; TS3 AG; X, The Moonshot Factory

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