Swatch, Biel

Swatch, Biel

Swatch, Biel

Client
Swatch AG, Nicolas G. Hayek Str. 1, 2500 Biel

Architect
Shigeru Ban Architects Europe, FR-75003 Paris

Local Architect / Overall Management
Itten+Brechbühl AG, 3001 Bern

Overall Project Management
Hayek Engineering AG, 8002 Zürich

Year of construction
2014-2019

Planning contract

  • Pre-project to concept development
  • Construction project and Tender
  • Development of execution details
  • Execution statics

Projektbeschrieb
The new headquarters of the watch manufacturer Swatch is located in a kite shaped 11’000m2 facade, which is supported by more than 2’000m3 free formed glulam beams. The beams were already formed into their individual shape during the gluing of the lamellas, which significantly reduces the volume to be cut off.

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Fishing Centre, Steinach

Fishing Centre, Steinach

New-build

Fishing Centre, Steinach

Developer
Hochbauamt Kanton St. Gallen
9001 St. Gallen, Switzerland

Architect:
Aeschlimann Hasler Partner Architekten AG
8045 Zürich, Switzerland

Year of construction
2015-2017

Construction costs
CHF 12.4 million

Planning contract
• Excavation
• Conceptual design for building and timber construction
• Structural design

Project description
The new fishing centre was built near the shores of Lake Constance. The basement was built as a solid construction and is used as a pump cellar. Most of the building is single-storey and is made of wood. The two-storey part has a solid-construction ground floor and an upper floor made of wood. As a result of the high groundwater level, the excavation of the cellar was carried out with the aid of a sheet pile retaining wall.

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Commercial Hall Meier-Kägi Holz + Bau AG, Rikon

Commercial Hall Meier-Kägi Holz + Bau AG, Rikon

New-build

Commercial Hall Meier-Kägi Holz+Bau AG, Rikon

Client
meier-kägi holz+bau ag
Rikonerstrasse 15
8486 Rikon
Switzerland

Architect
Meier-Kägi Holz + Bau AG
Tösstalstrasse
8486 Rikon
Switzerland

Year of construction
2012

Planning contract
• Site investigations
• Submission of construction works
• Implementation planning for solid construction
• Supervision of implementation
• Structural analysis of solid construction and on-site inspections

Project description
Solid construction of basement to support timber
construction for production hall and offices.

Domed roof power plan Hamburg, Moorburg

Domed roof power plan Hamburg, Moorburg

New-build

Domed roof power plan, Hamburg (DE)

Client
Holzbau Amann GmbH
Albtalstrasse 1, DE-79809 Weilheim-Bannholz, Germany

Developer
Vattenfall Europe Generation AG & CO. KG
Vom-Stein-Strasse 39, DE-03050 Cottbus, Germany

Year of construction
2010-2011

Planning contract
• Structural development
• Structural analysis for approval
• Structural analysis

Project description
The domed structures of the Hamburg-Moorburg power plant have a span of 115 m and were erected with cantilever construction methods despite the low overall height of less than one metre. They have a capacity of up to 170,000 tons with a dumping height of up to 60 m. The design was particularly challenging due to the enormous deformations caused by the asymmetrical filling levels.

• Dome constructions as glued laminated timber
• Two domes with a diameter of 115 m
• One dome with a diameter of 70 m
• Total covered area: 24,000 m²
• Assembly of the dome construction with cantilever construction methods

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Monte Rosa cottage

Monte Rosa cottage

New-build

Monte Rosa cottage

Auftraggeber
Schweizer Alpen Club SAC und ETH Zürich

Architect
ETH-Studio Monte Rosa

Year of construction
2007-2009

Construction costs
CHF 6.5 million

Planning contract
• Preliminary project
• Construction project
• Execution
• Construction management

Project description
On behalf of SAC and for the 150th anniversary of ETH Zurich, the new Monte Rosa cottage was developed by an interdisciplinary project team. The outstanding architecture with its excellent energy balance is second to none.
Our office, together with Reusser GmbH, was responsible for the structural soundness of the timber construction.

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Gewerbepark Morgenstern, Frauenfeld

Gewerbepark Morgenstern, Frauenfeld

Gewerbepark “Morgenstern” Zaunteam, Frauenfeld

Client
Landolt + Co. AG
Totalunternehmung RDN
Schaffhauserstrasse 10
8451 Kleinandelfingen

Year of construction
2013-2014

Construction costs
CHF 23 million

Planning contract

  • Conceptual design for building construction
  • Submission reinforced concrete
  • Structural design, structural concept and engineering work
  • Implementation planning
  • Construction supervision

Project description

  • Industrial park with storage, cargo handling and exhibition areas
    on three floors
  • Extensive office and administration wing in timber construction
  • Two-storey subterranean car park / garage
  • Exposed concrete construction
  • Skeleton design for variable flexible usage
  • Combined construction in wood and concrete

 

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New-build Tamedia AG, Zurich

New-build Tamedia AG, Zurich

New-build Tamedia AG, Zurich

Client
Tamedia AG,
Werdstrasse 15, 8000 Zurich, Switzerland

Architect
Shigeru Ban Architects Europe, Paris, France

Year of construction
2012-2013

Planning contract
• Structural design
• Structural analysis
• Fire protection
• Construction management

Project description
The publishing house Tamedia AG commissioned the construction of a new building and an extension at its headquarters in the centre of Zurich. The new building consists of a seven-storey office building with a visible wooden structure. Its supporting structure is unique and was developed especially for this building. A remarkable feature is that the 21 m-long supports extend from the ground floor to the 5th floor and that no metal brackets were used for the joints. Beech plywood dowels were used for the joints. Additionally, the posts and ties are also reinforced with beech plywood dowels. These dowels are not visible from the outside.

Construction costs
CHF 45.8 million

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