Media release

Implenia builds students' hall of residence in Geneva

Dietlikon, 20 March 2012 – Implenia, as general contractor, is building a new hall of residence for students at the Cité Universitaire in Geneva. The client for the eight-storey residential building in the Champel district of the city is the “Fondation de la Cité Universitaire de Genève”. In addition to the existing 550 rooms on the Chemin Edouard-Tavan site, 248 more rooms, 15 studios and four apartments are being created for the students of the University of Geneva. The project, designed by Geneva-based architectural company Frei Rezakhanlou, also provides various communal facilities, including a crèche for 60 children on the ground floor, as well as three squash courts and a sauna in the basement. The redevelopment of the surrounding area will also create playing facilities for the crèche, a beach volleyball court, bicycle sheds and 28 parking spaces. The inside of the building features a generously-sized atrium, which will serve as a meeting place for students.

The work, led by Implenia, started in March 2012. Construction is scheduled for completion by the middle of 2013, while work on the surrounding area will be finished by around the end of 2013. The contract is worth approximately CHF 28 million.

Media Contact at Implenia:

Esther Bürki

Communications Manager

Phone: +41 44 805 45 63


Artist’s impression of the new students' hall of residence of the Cité Universitaire of Geneva at Chemin Edouard-Tavan.

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 more than CHF 2.5 billion in 2011. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at www.implenia.com.