About us

A derivative of the Northern Togolese language, Lamb-Kabyè, Oxara means, “Gathering and Community.” Oxara envisions gathering a global community and providing it with access to sustainable and affordable housing.

A value and purpose-driven company, Oxara believes in serving society starting with its own community of employees and clients. We are finally responsible towards our shareholders. Oxara believes a diverse and inclusive environment regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual preferences, or age are key to its success. Therefore, it strives to foster a company identity, culture, and foundation of knowledge that emphasizes personal and professional development.

While Oxara alone cannot solve the housing needs of more than 2 billion people, it can work hand-in-hand with a global community to achieve the dream of a sustainable and affordable home.

 

Nobody can do everything but everyone can do something

 

Gil Scott Heron

Ready to grow!

Sep
20

Letizia Caderas and Jonathan Ensslin joined the Product development team.

Sep
2020

Mesh mould cleancrete testing with MAS Digital Fabrication students Jomana Baddad and Indra Santosa

Jun
2020

We are the winner of the SEIF Award 2020 for Social Innovation and received CHF 10'000.

Jun
2020

Oxara is among the top 5 winners of the W.A.  De Vigier Start-Up Competition 2020 and receives support of CHF 100’000.

March
2020

Roland Weippert, Architect Julien Chabanne and Francesco Caruso joined the team.

Feb
2020

Casting of 9 m3 cleancrete to build self-supporting walls. See more informatione here

Dec
2019

Support from EU SME grant, 50 KEuro

Oct
2019

Oxara AG incorporated

Oct
2019

Working on poured earth floor with Earth Enable in Rwanda and non-structural cleancrete wall in Portugal

Aug
2019

Innobooster Grant received and awarded Swiss Youth and Future Prize

Jul
2019

Cleancrete (cement free concrete): Mixing and casting of 250 L of cement free concrete, 1.5 m height and 30 cm thick . It’s the biggest mock up of poured earth without cement and without internal reinforcement

Jul
2019

Cleancrete (cement free concrete): Mixing and casting of 250 L of cement free concrete, 1.5 m height and 30 cm thick . It’s the biggest mock up of poured earth without cement and without internal reinforcement

Feb
2019

Dr. Thibault Demoulin joined Oxara as founding member and we started the Bridge Proof of concept program.

Dec
2018

Start of ETH Pioneer fellowship program

Sep
2018

Gnanli Landrou successfully defended its PhD at the ETH Chair of Sustainable Construction on the development of self-compacting clay concrete. He received the ETH Medal for outstanding dissertation. 

And it's just the beginning !

We are Oxara

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Dr. Gnanli Landrou

Co-founder
Business Strategy

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Dr. Thibault Demoulin

Co-founder
Head of Product Development

Past collaborators

Lina Voney

Graphist and web designer, she made the all communication chart of Oxara. 

Giulia Celentano

PhD student at ETH: Chair of Sustainable Construction. She took the main pictures for the website and presentations.

Adam Kiryk

Master student at ETH, he made the drawings used by Oxara.

Ioannis Zornatzis

Master student at ETH,  Ioannis  is completing his Master thesis at the Block Research Group. Prior, he worked  as “student-assistant” for Oxara in developing cleancrete©

Daria Ardant

PhD applicant at ETH: Chair of Sustainable Construction. She helps on mix design for two companies and worked on communication and developed the website. 

Advisors and board of directors

Prof. Dr. Guillaume Habert

Advisor
Co inventor of technology

Dr. Coralie
Brumaud

Advisor
Co inventor of technology

Pol
Budminger

Advisor
Innosuisse Business Strategy Coach

Mickael
Stucky

Advisor
ielab Business Strategy Coach

Prof. Dr. Robert
Flatt

President of Board of Directors

Gabriella
Crescini

Member of Board of Directors