Cubus Office Building, Maag-Areal

The Cubus annex building, a seven-story structure with a pentagonal ground plan, houses offices on the upper floors and at ground level retail outlets, access to the parking garage, and deliveries for the entire complex. Of note here is that, due to the excellent public transport connections to this site, relatively few parking spaces are required. The load-bearing structure is executed in white-pigmented exposed concrete. Externally fixed glazing panels give the façade its character and help to reduce noise from the elevated road nearby.

Location Zürich, Switzerland

Programme Office building with 7 floors, ground floor with delivery and parking access for the Prime Tower and its annex buildings, retail, offices, upper floors concerning the load capacity are constructed for archive use

Competition 2004, 1st Prize

Client Swiss Prime Site AG, Olten
Client’s Representative: Perolini Baumanagement AG, Zurich

Gross Floor Area 6‘206 m2

Team G/G Stefan Thommen (Team and Project Manager), Pieter Rabijns (Project Manager), Alex Zeller, Urs Meyer, Raffaella Bisceglia
Competition: Stefan Thommen

Total Contractor ARGE Prime Tower
Losinger Construction AG and Karl Steiner, Zurich

Landscape Architecture Schweingruber Zulauf Landschaftsarchitekten, Zurich

Cost Planning/Scheduling Building Project/General Contractor Submission: b+p baurealisation ag, Zurich

Structural Engineer Competition (C): Dr. Schwartz Consulting AG, Zug
Submission (S): Dr. Schwartz Consulting AG, Zug and Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer AG, Zurich and Freihofer & Partner AG, Zurich
Execution (E): Walt + Galmarini AG, Zurich with Dr. Schwartz Consulting AG, Zug, Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer AG, Zurich, Bänzinger Partner AG, Richterswil, Freihofer & Partner AG, Zurich

Electrical Engineer S: IBG Graf AG, St.Gallen
E: Hefti Hess Martingnoni, Zurich

Heating/Cooling S/E: PB P. Berchtold, Sarnen

Ventilation Engineer C/S: Waldhauser AG, Münchenstein
E: Hans Abicht AG, Zurich

Plumbing S: PB P. Berchtold, Sarnen
E: GRP Ingenieure, Rotkreuz

Sprinkler Consultant S: PB P. Berchtold, Sarnen
E: GRP Ingenieure, Rotkreuz

Facade C/S: gkp fassadentechnik ag, Aadorf
E: Reba Fassadentechnik AG, Chur

Photos © Walter Mair
© Thies Wachter