Ena Lloret-Fritschi is an architect with a strong interest in searching for innovative ways of processing and shaping concrete without the need for traditional formwork. She is currently a PostDoctoral researcher in a bridge position between the group of Gramazio Kohler Research and the group of Physical Chemistry of Building Materials (PCBM) Prof. Robert Flatt. Her work is embedded in the research strand “Mouldless Shaping with Concrete” within the DFAB, NCCR, ETH, where she guides PhD students and coordinates projects.
After receiving her Masters in Architecture in 2003, Ena gained professional experience in Holland, Germany and Austria. Her role included project leader for several architectural competitions and planning projects.
In parallel Ena received a number of awards for international competition work in architecture in collaboration with Erwin Stättner & Robert Diem in Vienna Austria. Ena was also invited architect under the name NO 45, for the international project CASA Portuguesa in Silves Portugal.
In 2009 Ena received a grant from Danish Architects Association along with a public Grant from the Ministry of Education of Denmark to study a second Master the DRL, London School AA.
In 2010, after ending a successful master thesis project under the name “Fluid Cast”, Ena started her position as a research assistant at the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication (Prof. Fabio Gramazio, Prof. Matthias Kohler).
In 2011 Ena started as a PhD researcher in an interdisciplinary research project coined with the name Smart Dynamic Casting. The research was conducted between the Chair of Gramazio Kohler Research and the Chair of Physical Building Chemistry of Prof. Robert Flatt.
In 2012 Smart Dynamic Casting received the Concrete Innovation Award at the Concrete Innovation Conference in Oslo and was amongst the 5 finalist for the SPARK award at the ETH Zurich.
Ena successfully defended her PhD Dissertation on Smart Dynamic Casting: A Digital fabrication method for concrete structures on June 16, 2016.