Our rooms

The GDI has an ideal space for every occasion from three to 300 participants – inside, or even outside on our "Lake Terrace" or on the lawn of the well-known "Dutti Park". All our rooms are multi-functional and can be equipped and set up to your requirements for your maximum flexibility. Click through the following list to find what best suits your needs.

Conference Room 1 + 2

Conference Room 1 + 2

Built in 2008, the largest space in the GDI offers a view of the park, Lake Zurich and across to the Alps. It is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology. The terrace gives visitors direct access to the Garden Lounge.

Conference Room 1

Conference Room 1

For events with less than 200 participants the large GDI conference room can be divided into two smaller, fully independent conference rooms.

Conference Room 2

Conference Room 2

The smaller of the two separate conference rooms, Conference Room 2 is ideal for large groups of up to 90 participants. Here too, users of the conference room have a view of and access to the park.

Foyer A

Foyer A

The magnificent view of the lake, the «gold coast» and Zurich provides an exceptional ambience for breaks.

Park Terrace

Park Terrace

Enjoy your breaks al fresco at our cocktail tables or in our lounge. The sunshades are waiting for you!

Restaurant

Restaurant

The restaurant with its unique lighting and homely atmosphere opens onto the Park «Im Grüene», so that in fine weather guests can just step outside.

Restaurant + Meeting Room 1

Restaurant + Meeting Room 1

The restaurant can be extended by the adjoining Meeting Room 1 to provide more space for your guests and a wider view of the lake.

Meeting Room 1

Meeting Room 1

This is where Gottlieb Duttweiler's widow Adele used to meet the governing body of the «Im Grüene» Foundation. The unspoilt view of the lake must have been enchanting already at that time.

Foyer B

Foyer B

The reception area of the GDI can accommodate registration counters and coat stands; it is unlikely that your guests will ever have been received in a more beautiful setting.

Lake Terrace

Lake Terrace

On days when the weather is warm you can take your breaks in the fresh air, around bar tables if you wish, or on our lounge furniture. The sun shades are ready!

Meeting Room 2

Meeting Room 2

This generous room high above Lake Zurich is particularly suitable for groups of 20 participants and is popular for seminars.

Meeting Room 3

Meeting Room 3

The latest addition to the GDI rooms offers a view of the lake and direct access to the terrace, a gem of a room.

Foyer C

Foyer C

The foyer outside of rooms 2 and 3 are ideal for your coffee break, standing lunch or aperitif.

Library

Library

The library once housed the books of our researchers. In the meantime, we have freed up the space for our guests. That said, a few books have been left for interested guests.

Media Centre

Media Centre

Right next to the library there are two work spaces equipped with computers and a printer for the use of our visitors.

Meeting Room 4

Meeting Room 4

This room is located directly below the function rooms and is often used for interviews during GDI events. Not surprisingly, it has been used by a number of prominent guests: Jeremy Rifkin, Malcolm Gladwell, Richard David Precht...

Meeting Room 5

Meeting Room 5

This meeting room has its own romantic terrace for breaks, making it the ideal space for small creative workshops.

Meeting Room 6

Meeting Room 6

The somewhat secluded office tract of the GDI think tank offers space for quiet, concentrated work.

Meeting Room 7

Meeting Room 7

Friedrich Dürrenmatt's speech in this room in honour of Václav Havel in 1990 aroused a great deal of interest well beyond Switzerland's borders. This room was later named after the Swiss author.

Meeting Room 8

Meeting Room 8

In 1990 the Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize was presented to President Václav Havel of Czechoslovakia here in Rüschlikon. On that occasion this room was named after him.

Meeting Rooms 7 + 8

Meeting Rooms 7 + 8

Meeting Rooms 7 and 8 are separated by a mobile partition, which can be opened as needed to provide space for up to 80 persons.

Contact

Laura de Wolf
laura.dewolf(at)gdi.ch
Phone +41 44 724 62 12

Address

GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Langhaldenstrasse 21
P.O. Box 531
CH-8803 Rüschlikon/Zurich
Phone +41 44 724 61 11
Fax +41 44 724 62 62
info(at)gdi.ch

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