Maximum number of workplaces, minimum construction interventions. Conversion, restoration and expansion of Orell-Füssli-Hof and Bärenhof, Bahnhofstrasse 31, Zurich, Switzerland, 2009–2013
The project idea is based on a handful of primary interventions in the listed building fabric. The breaking up of the cellular office structure generates the desired open and communicative workplace design. A new, bridge-like steel construction connects the longitudinal wings of the building and expands the space available to the existing office space.
Bahnhofstrasse 31, Orell-Füssli-Hof/ Bärenhof, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Private study contract 2008, planning and execution 2009–2013
Office space for 800 workstations, a courtyard construction for conference room, a connecting bridge-like structure inthe courtyard, restoration of the listed building substance inside
Michael Geschwentner, Patrick Gmür
Sybille Besson (project management), Christa Baldinger, Roland Frei, Sven Fricker, Olivia Furrer, Sonja Grigo, Esther Hodel, Michèle Säuberli, Peter Roesch