Bellerivestrasse 36, Zürich Modern Building, Swiss Office Building Transformation, Architecture Images
Bellerivestrasse 36 in Zürich
Office Building Redevelopment in Switzerland – design by C.F. Møller Architects
19 Nov 2019
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Modernisation of 1970s iconic Swiss office building into a highly sustainable building integrated with the surrounding park and Lake Zürich to become a new attraction for users and citizens in Zurich.
The obsolete office building at Bellerivestrasse 36 from 1974 is transformed into a modern and sustainable building. The façade of the building is revived into an optimized, energy performing, light and transparent façade cladded with photovoltaic panels that protect the interior from direct sunlight at the same time.
The interior consisting of office and rental units are connected to a new atrium which creates syn-ergy and knowledge sharing between the different departments. The central position of the atrium brings identity and a feel of belonging to the users of the building.
Existing stone roof terraces are converted into greener spaces and connected to the surrounding park to delay rainwater running from the roofs to the ground and create biodiversity for plants and microorganisms.
Entrances are all scaled down to bring the building to eye level with its users and passersby. This also breaks the wind and downdraughts creating more comfortable outdoor recreational zones.
Elegant Colour Palette
The horizontal photovoltaic panels on the facade are covered with colour treated glass to make them match the metal cladding on the supporting structure for the façade elements. This gives the building a new horizontal and light expression that fits elegantly in the existing park and gives the users and passers-by a clear view into the new office building. Wood cladded lift cores, white ceilings and a stone floor on the ground floor and wooden floors above ground floor are envis-aged to create an elegant colour palette inside the building.
The result from the renovation is a Swiss Minergie-A sustainability certification.
Bellerivestrasse 36, Zürich – Building Information
Architecture: C.F. Møller Architects
Client: Allreal Generalunternehmung AG
Size: 20000 sqm
Address: Zürich, Switzerland
Year of competition: 2019
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Landscape: C.F. Møller Architects
Dr. Lüchinger+Meyer Bauingenieure AG
IBG Graf AG Engineering
AFC Air Flow Consulting AG
Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG
Waldhauser + Hermann AG
BLM Haustechnik AG
Renderings: Filippo Bolognese
Drawings: C.F. Møller Architects
Bellerivestrasse 36 in Zürich, Switzerland Building images / information from Wiel Arets Architects / WAA
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
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