Public Drawing – HPI Plaza

  • ETH Campus Honggerberg, Zürich
  • The HPI building square in the Hönggerberg campus is a very isolated place and it's not often visited by students. The actors who experience the space are employees of the bistro, the coop and the eth store during their breaks and members of the Waldlabor association who use the place as a gathering point before going into the forest in the campus.
  • The building is also dedicated to the art of music: dancers and musicians go there regularly, giving the square a lively background melody, accompanied by the chirping of birds hiding in the nearby hedge. Traces of these actors can be spotted by looking at the square's ground, which is littered with cigarette, plastic, covering the gravel pavement.
  • Standing in the square, one feels in a place of one's own protected from the buildings and the surrounding wall, but still in the open air.

People: Dance, Eat, Exercise, Gather, Listen, Read, Rest, See, Sit, Sleep, Stand, Study, Talk, Walk, Watch, Play

typology: School

Climate: Others

Location: Campus

Material: Earth, Steel, Stone

Contributors: Sveva Steger , Arianna Melchiorri, Dilara Baysal
29 August 2023