Implenia wins $101m building contract in Switzerland

WCN Editorial Team 16 Mar 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Implenia has secured a contract valued at over CHF100m ($101.2m) to construct a new landmark for North Zurich, Switzerland.

The company has won the total contractor mandate by making use of digital 4D Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the tender phase.

The scope of the contract, awarded by SBB Immobilien, will include the construction of the Andreasturm building. The 80m high building, located next to the railway station in Oerlikon, Zurich, has been designed by architects Gigon/Guyer.

The development will include about 20,000 sq m of office space, ample room for shops, cafés and restaurants, and a direct link to the platforms and station underpass.

It will also be energy efficient, and will comply with the DGNB Platinum label standards adapted by the Swiss Sustainable Building Council.

Construction work on the project is expected to commence in April 2016.

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