Administrative and industrial building HOLDIBAT, Forel VD

Pragmatic angular design produces elegant form

Forel lies to the north east of Lausanne. A new administrative and industrial building is under construction in the industrial area.

The outline of the building is slightly angled in order to make the best possible use of the land available.  The structure is simple and linear. The vertically divided façade has long window strips.

The height of the building at 10.5 metres offers space for a warehouse and workshop as well as two office floors. The top floor offers a cafeteria and terrace, a conference room and further office space. The underground car park makes maximum use of the space available.

The internal organisation is defined by the three service cores which divide the space and serve as acoustic filters between the various types of use.

Contact person Robin Kirschke
Client Holdigaz
Architect Itten+Brechbühl AG
Competition 1st rang 2012
Planning 2013
Start of construction 2014
Start of operations 2015
Floor space 9800 m2
Construction volume 35 000 m3
Workplaces 200
Parking spaces 130
Visualisations Vize s.r.o. Prag