Awards Talks

Zurich | May 15, 2024

Welcome to the Holcim Foundation Awards Talks, where we provide a platform for change accelerators working towards a more sustainable built environment. 

Our Awards Talks delve into questions inspired by our winning projects, exploring them through the lenses of multidisciplinary experts. Each panel discussion aims to create a dynamic exchange of insights and ideas, providing deeper insights into the experts’ experience with the topic in question.

Join us in Zurich as we explore the topic of timber-concrete construction and together let’s discuss: Is hybrid construction the new normal?

Holcim Foundation Awards Talks: Zurich

Timber-concrete construction: Is hybrid the new normal?

Date: May 15, 2024

Location: ITA Institut für Technologie in der Architektur, Hönggerberg, ETH Zürich

  • 17:00 - 18:30 Panel Discussion
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Networking



  • Ana Alberati

    Portfolio Manager at Pensimo


  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Frangi

    Professor of Structural Engineering at ETH Zurich


  • Roger Boltshauser

    Principal at Boltshauser Architekten


  • Thomas Wehrle

    CTO at Erne



Timber-concrete construction has gained significant attention in recent years due to its tectonic potentials for sustainability, versatility, comfort and structural performance. As the construction industry seeks innovative solutions to address resource scarcity, the hybrid approach of combining timber and concrete presents a compelling option to build more efficiently. The panel discussion will explore the current state of timber-concrete construction, examining its advantages, challenges, and potential to become the new normal in the building industry. Experts from academia and industry will share insights on the latest advances, and their vision for future trends in the field of hybrid construction.


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