Implenia awarded total contractor mandate for Zug’s tallest building
By 2014, Park-Tower will provide tailor-made residential and commercial space on 25 storeys | Project follows principles of high-density, sustainable city-centre construction
Dietlikon, 17 January 2012 – At 81 meters high and with 25 storeys, Implenia is building the canton’s tallest building right by Zug station. Residents will have breathtaking views of the city, the lake and the mountains. Thanks to the high-rise construction method, Park-Tower will provide generous living space while making economical use of the limited room available in the city centre. It also obeys the principles of high-density city-centre construction. The project, designed by Axess/Cometti architects, is notable for its slender, elegant and simple lines. Set in carefully designed parkland, it fits in very well with the existing surrounds. Each storey offers maximum floorspace of around 550 m2, giving future owners plenty of scope to design the room lay-out as they see fit. A maximum of 40% of the building’s floor area can also be used for services. Load bearing elements are in the centre and outside edge of the building, enabling custom-designed apartments with individual floor plans. Purchasers are free to arrange the rooms and choose the materials.
The Park-Tower consortium has awarded Implenia the total contracting mandate. Led by its general contracting arm, Implenia will be responsible for foundation engineering and construction as well as sustainability and building technology planning. The contract for the basic construction is worth around CHF 63 million. Added to this is the contract for individualised interior construction, though it is not yet known how much this will be worth. One special feature of the build is the scaffold-free method of construction that has already proved successful in many other projects. This helps to speed up work, save materials and minimize restrictions in the lower levels of the construction site. The building is being constructed in compliance with Minergie criteria. It meets strict soundproofing requirements and high standards of sustainable operation, thanks in part to heating and air conditioning systems powered by deep groundwater and geothermal pumps. Construction work begins in March 2012 and handover of the finished apartments is planned for mid-2014.
Implenia is Switzerland's leading construction and construction services company. Formed in 2006 from the merger between Zschokke and Batigroup, Implenia can look back on more than 140 years of history in the construction industry. The company brings the expertise of its highly skilled Real Estate, Infrastructure Construction and Industrial Construction divisions under the single roof of a nationally and internationally active company. With its integrated business model and specialists operating in all its divisions, Implenia can manage a building project through its entire lifecycle and deliver work that is economical, sustainable, integrated and customer-centric.
Implenia, with its headquarters in Dietlikon near Zurich, employs more than 6,000 people and posted turnover of CHF 2.4 billion in 2010. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at www.implenia.com.