2019 was a highly eventful year for us, and a positive one. We won, planned and executed important projects; we applied new processes and methods; and we set the course for a successful future. Here's a selection of images of some key moments.
3.6.2019 /// Topping-out ceremony at the “Quai Zurich” project, which is reconfiguring Zurich Insurance Group’s headquarters. Implenia, working as total contractor, is replacing one building with a challenging new structure, as well as modernising three listed buildings dating from the last century.
Photo by Stephan Birrer, Birrer Photography
27.6.2019 /// Implenia sells the “KIM inno-living” residential and commercial development in Winterthur’s up-and-coming Neuhegi district, to Swiss Life. Following the successful development phase, Implenia is now also executing the project, worth more than CHF 140 million, as total contractor.
Photo by Indievisual GmbH
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28.6.2019 /// Handover to the client marks the completion of the Überlandstrasse project in Zurich. Working as total contractor, Implenia has renovated two residential buildings, including a total of 180 apartments, within a very tight schedule. This was made possible by digital scheduling in accordance with Lean Management principles, as well as by a sophisticated logistics concept.
15.7.2019 /// In Stockholm, Implenia is renovating Getingmidjan, the central transport hub and gateway to all trains from the south of Sweden. The bridges over the Söderström are replaced in summer 2019. The longest bridge section is 190 metres long and weighs 1,400 tonnes.
21.8.2019 /// Implenia completes the final work before handover at the E134 Myntbrua – Trollerudmoen project southwest of Oslo. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has commissioned, among other things, a new four-lane road, a twin-track tunnel and six tunnel portals.
31.8.2019 /// Twelve teams from all over Germany compete against each other in the 2019 Implenia Deutschland Football Cup at Sportpark Raunheim. The Pro Cup is won by FC Inter Implenia, while victory in the Fun Cup goes to Hochbau Brasilianer.
1.9.2019 /// Anita Eckardt’s arrival completes Implenia’s most senior operational management body, the Implenia Executive Committee. She joins the group on 1 September 2019, immediately taking over as Head of Division Specialties. Anita Eckardt is also responsible for implementation of the innovation strategy and the Innovation Hub.
Photo by Urban Zintel
3.9.2019 /// Implenia’s Innovation Hub is officially launched at the Implenia Extended Leadership Forum (IELF) in Zurich. The event is attended by around 160 colleagues, from all Implenia markets, who make up the extended leadership circle.
30.9.2019 /// Implenia wins the total contractor job to build Switzerland’s tallest wooden high-rise building in Zug. V-ZUG Immobilien AG has commissioned a unique 80 metre-high residential tower block with a focus on social and environmental sustainability.
Photo by Filippo Bolognese
23.10.2019 /// Implenia’s facade technology experts are building the new shell for Westdeutscher Rundfunk’s “Filmhaus” building in Cologne for a total contract value of more than EUR 13.7 million. The facade is designed by renowned Basel-based architectural practice Buchner Bründler.
Photo by WDR
29.10.2019 /// Implenia successfully completes its drilling work at the Albvorland Tunnel by breaking through in the southern heading. This follows the breakthrough in the northern heading in August 2019. Implenia is building the eight kilometre-long Albvorland Tunnel on the line between Stuttgart and Ulm for Deutsche Bahn.
Photo by Jürgen Stresius
4.12.2019 /// Implenia tunnel construction sites in various countries celebrate the day of St. Barbara, patron saint of miners and tunnellers. Tools are downed for the day as the St. Barbara statue at each project is reconsecrated. The ceremony at the U5 project in Berlin is the last one prior to completion of shell construction.