Office Building, Escher Wyss Platz

Zurich, Switzerland 2017–2020 (under construction)

Client: Allreal West AG

This new office building close to Escher-Wyss Platz faces the Hardbrücke—the elevated road that crosses Zurich West. The line of the Hardbrücke cuts through the intense heterogeneity of this area of the city, a place where infrastructure and active industrial sites jostle side-by-side with the Prime Tower and the Schiffbau—evidence of the quarter’s ongoing gentrification. The design engages with the dynamic of the present situation, while still connecting with the quarter’s industrial history.

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Façade detail

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Detail section

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Office Building, Escher Wyss Platz

Zurich, Switzerland

Caruso St John's project for a new office building adjacent to the Hardbrücke viaduct in Zurich West will be completed at the end of November. Works to the office interiors and planting in the cantilevered balconies are complete, and ground floor retail units are currently being finished. Tenants will occupy the building early in the new year.

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Zurich, Switzerland


Allreal West AG

9,300 m²

Construction cost
21.5m CHF

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John, Michael Schneider, Florian Zierer

Project architects
Ferdinand Schmidt (2016–2020), Roland Siegel (2018–2019)

Project team
Michal Sadowski, Goran Travar, Noemi Orth, Maria Lamott, Giulia Biondi, Paula Seeling, Frida Grahn, Nora Walter, Anja Schaffner, Christine Kaufmann, Dominic Kim, Lei Zhang

Structural engineer
WLW Bauingenieure AG

Services consultant
RMB Engineering AG

Cost consultant
Allreal Generalunternehmung AG

Project manager
Allreal Generalunternehmung AG

Landscape architect
Antón & Ghiggi Landschaft Architektur GmbH

Building physics
Jauslin + Stebler Ingenieure AG

Electrical engineer
R+B Engineering AG

Fire, security
ProteQ GmbH

Façade engineering
Feroplan AG

Main contractor
Allreal Generalunternehmung AG