In the Tech Cluster Zug, the 40-metre office high-rise Crea Tower I will be built. Together with the sculpture Semiramis, it forms a harmonious ensemble and creates a new central square.
The ten-storey office building is accessed via an arcade facing the public square. The new building has an almost square column grid with a slightly off-centre two-part core. The bays along the façades contain the workplaces in various arrangements, the meeting rooms and the recessed, two-storey terraces. The four interior bays adjacent to the core offer space for exchange and informal meetings, with spiralling double-storey rooms and open flights of helical stairs. It is this central void, with horizontal and vertical views and varying headroom, which connects the floors into a continuous, inspiring work landscape. The sequence of these diverse spaces creates a generous atmosphere, but also with scale and intimacy for the users. The terraces feature intensive planting and are arranged in staggered pairs that spatially connect three storeys.
The load bearing construction with the vault-column structure above two basement levels is lighter and has fewer CO2 emissions than a conventional construction. Here, the vault-column structure makes a significant contribution to sustainability with less mass and fewer CO2 emissions when compared to usual concrete slabs.
«CreaTower I – RFS Decken» (PDF Download)
Lecture by Philippe Block and Mike Guyer at «15. Schweizer Betonforum», 07.06.2023, ETH Zurich