Showroom and Workshops, Autohaus Schmohl AG, Opfikon ZH
It stands amid roaring traffic and is a cornerstone of the new boom quarter Glattpark currently under development in Opfikon. In terms of traffic connections, the location is not only ideal but also symbolic, because the dealership Autohaus Schmohl AG offers luxury vehicles: Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Bugatti, and Bentley.
The new construction is designed as a showroom for presenting the cars to their utmost advantage. The trapeze-shaped building moulds into the topography of the street fronts, which makes it stand out distinctly from the surroundings and other buildings and radiate a sense of uniqueness and solidity.
Apart from the geometry, the dealership is characterized by its hall-type feel. Even from a distance, the visitor recognizes the striking transparency of the all-glass space, which highlights the cars in an almost sculptural fashion.
|Contact person||Simon Wacker|
|Client||Heidenbauer (Suisse) Immobiliengese.m.b.H. c/o Schmohl AG, Zurich|
|Start of construction||2004|
|Start of operations||2005|
|Floor space||3900 m2|
|Construction volume||18 400 m3|