Living Lab

Bluefactory Fribourg-Freiburg SA launched on March 26, 2021 a call for tenders for a general contractor for the construction of the Smart Living Lab building, which will be hosting 130 researchers from 11 research groups from EPFL, the School of Architecture and Engineering of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), and the University of Fribourg. An innovative, ambitious, and evolving building, which aims to contribute to the Confederation’s Energy strategy 2050.

Designed on the basis of a global vision resulting from over four years of research, this building is the result of an innovative Parallel studies mandate (Mandat d’études parallèles - MEP) carried out in close collaboration with researchers and the building’s future users.  

This "living lab" will allow the implementation of scientific experiments in real conditions in the field of the built environment:

  • indoor comfort
  • digitalization
  • sustainability
  • energy efficiency
  • flexibility
  • human-building interaction

Details from the call for