The Old Chemistry Building of the University of Zürich at Rämistrasse 74/76 has been elected as Chemical Landmark 2016 by the Swiss Academy of Science. This recognition highlights historical buildings that have played an important role in the development of chemistry in Switzerland. The Swiss Academy of Science wishes to emphasize with this honor the significance of the University of Zurich in promoting the development of chemical sciences based on the contributions of several generations of chemists who were trained in this building under the guidance of Nobel prize winners Prof. Alfred Werner and Prof. Paul Karrer.
On September 9th, an award ceremony will be held at Rämistrasse 74, a building that hosts today the Faculty of Law with its famous Calatrava library. The event will be coupled with a presentation by the Sounding Board of the UZI-5 project on the new building for Chemistry to be located at the edge of the Irchel Campus. UZI-5 will host the next generation of chemists and thus this event will serve as link between a brilliant past and a full of promise future for chemistry at UZH.
The Platform Chemistry of SCNAT will publish a detaildes article about the event and the Chemical Landmark 2016 after the event in CHIMIA 10/2016.
David Spichiger, SCS