Barcode Architects
Bureau for Architecture
and Contemporary Design

ZURICH HEADQUARTERS

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ZURICH HEADQUARTERS

Baufeld B, the new building complex in the center of Zurich, shows a fascinating, architectural and high-end ambition for this prominent location in the city. Giving a special character to the new vibrant city destination, the specific geometry of the complex creates a unique appearance and forms a characteristic representation of not only the Corbusier Platz, but also for the passers that arrive at Zurich Central Station. Our design approach is motivated by the desire to blend the new building in the relaxed human environment that characterizes the vibrant inner city of Zurich, whilst at the same time presenting an iconic architectural manifestation. The proposal combines traditional, sustainable and timeless building materials with a modern elegant and iconic presence. The careful defined building with a unique atmosphere to both office environment and the bustling promenade below.

Location

Zürich, Switzerland

Client

Confidential

Year

2011

Status

Competition

Size

20.000m²

Category

Office

Collaborators

WGG Schnetzer Puskas AG (structure), Transsolar GmbH (sustainability), Level Acoustics (acoustics), Itten+Brechbühl, (local architect)

Team
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Dirk Peters, Caro van de Venne, Eva Stekelenburg, Roza Matveeva, Hendrik Bloem, Christiaan Harmse, Nieves Ruiz Alvarez, Jos Reinders