The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETH Zürich for short, is building a new research and laboratory complex. The seven-floor building with around 21,000 m² of floor space is planned to be operational in three years. Aside from office workplaces and seminar rooms, it will also include laboratories and catering options. Construction began in 2015 and the foundation work, with which Bauer Spezialtiefbau Schweiz AG was commissioned, took place from December 2016 to March 2017. "A unique concept for stabilizing the 110-meter-long north-eastern slope had to be developed for this", reported Bauer project manager Niklas Haag.