Tamedia media house, Zurich
An eyecatcher: the supporting structure can be seen from all around
The new Tamedia House in Zurich Aussersihl was designed by the internationally renowned Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban. And indeed: the building is a stunner. The delicate, six-storey wooden supporting structure is visible from the outside, and true to the Japanese tradition of plug connections, it does without a single piece of metal. The large glass façades guarantee bright rooms. A cascade staircase over five floors ensures short connecting routes between offices.
The energy footprint is sustainable like the wooden supporting structure. The double façade serves as a weather barrier and ventilation system. The building operates carbon-free and with no nuclear power. A groundwater heat pump is used for heating and cooling.
|Contact person||Simon Wacker|
|Client||Tamedia AG, Zurich|
|Architects||Shigeru Ban Architects|
|General contractors||Itten+Brechbühl AG|
|Start of construction||2010|
|Start of operation||2013|
|Floor area||10 200 m2|
|Construction volume||45 900 m3|
|Photo||Roger Frei, Zurich; Didier Roy de la Tour, Paris|