Swiss Life Arena

Opening

Swiss Life Arena

18th October 2022

The Zurich Lions Ice Hockey team will play their inaugural match tonight at the newly opened Swiss Life Arena. Located in Altstetten, at the north-western edge of the city, the 12,000 seat, 70,000m² arena is Caruso St John's largest building to date.

Photos © Philip Heckhausen

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held on the site of the new Swiss Life Arena for the ZSC Lions ice hockey team, celebrating the start of construction.

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Maik Novotny visits Caruso St John's Zurich office to discuss the new arena for the ZSC Lions ice-hockey team and, despite the scale of its most recently completed project, discovers the practice's long-term interest and growing commitment to projects that prioritise renovation and adaptive re-use over new construction.

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