One of the best universities in the world, the technical and scientific university ETH Zurich, opened the new premises of the Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in the Andreasturm in Zurich in 2023. The goal of the research center is to pioneer trustworthy, widely accessible and inclusive AI systems for the benefit of society.
Meeting rooms in 27 categories are intended to support the personal exchange of employees and also cross-site interactive collaboration. For this purpose, Kilchenmann took over the responsibility of the entire media technology planning and accompanied all stakeholders from the conceptual design to the final handover into operation. The programming services were also provided by Kilchenmann AG.
When finding the solution, the main focus was on completely wireless presentation options for digital content. This was successfully implemented with the ETH-certified solution and also allows participation in web conferences in softclient-independent "bring your own device" mode.
The "very small" meeting rooms (capacity for 3 - 4 people) were each equipped with 43 inch displays, MeetUp conference cameras and table connection sockets. The "small" meeting rooms (capacity for 6 people) were equipped congruently, but supplemented with 55 inch displays and wireless presentation systems.
In the "medium" meeting rooms (capacity for 8 - 12 people) 65 inch displays, Rally cameras, conferencing soundbars, wireless presentation systems and table connection boxes were installed. The same applies to the "large" meeting rooms (capacity for 20 people), but here 86 inch displays and additional microphones were used.
If the partition walls between the three "large" meeting rooms are opened, an event room (capacity for 60 - 80 people) is created. The media control is operated by the user via the touch panel. The room configuration is automatically selected based on the detection of sensors. Since the orientation changes in the open version, an additional 98 inch display was installed. A rally camera, radio microphones, ceiling speakers, a wireless presentation system and table connection sockets are also available for events.
In the foyers from the 14th to the 21st floor, there are seven info displays that are used as digital signage systems for "ETH TV".