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Digitally printed White Tower in Mulegns: a milestone in architecture and technology

The column elements for the White Tower of Mulegns are currently being prepared in the workshop of Uffer AG in Savognin. This project, known as “Tor Alva”, is a collaboration between ETH Zurich and various cultural and industrial partners to promote innovative, digital and resource-saving construction methods.

Since the printing of the first parts began on January 16, 2024 on the Hönggerberg in Zurich, the project has made considerable progress. The column elements, which are now being assembled in Val Surses, form the basis for what will soon be the tallest 3D-printed tower in the world. The combination of university and cultural institution enables an intensive exchange of knowledge and experience, which significantly advances digital building culture.

Uffer AG, responsible for the assembly of the column modules, values the use of 3D printing technology in the construction industry for efficient and environmentally friendly architecture. This technology allows structures to be manufactured precisely and with less material, which not only reduces costs but also minimizes the environmental impact.

The planned media orientation on May 17, 2024 offers an ideal opportunity to learn more about the challenges and next steps of this innovative project. Speakers such as Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dillenburger and Michael Hansmeyer, the tower’s architects, will provide deeper insights into the technical aspects and architectural vision.

This project contributes to the revitalization of the mountain village of Mulegns, promotes soft tourism and strengthens the regional economy. The White Tower thus serves as an example of how modern technology and traditional values can go hand in hand to promote sustainable development and improve the quality of life in remote regions.

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