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Architect
Burkard Meyer Architekten
Constructive Interior and Exterior Walls
Erne AG Bauunternehmung
Facade
Ernst Schweizer AG
Glas Trösch Euroholding AG & Co. KG aA
Sun Protection / Shading
Griesser AG
Roof
Aschwanden AG
Interior Design
Husner AG Holzbau
Bathroom and Plumbing
Axima AG
Building Services
Waldhauser + Hermann AG
Climate Technology (Heating / Air Conditioning / Ventilation)
Dunbar Mechanical Inc.
© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei
This new six-storey building for a Swiss media group stands in a prominent location on the street between the railway station and the old town centre. Although large, it blends surprisingly well with the heterogeneous surroundings, thanks to its glass facade. A passageway leading right through the building at ground level forms a new pedestrian link, identified on the east side by a widening out of the building and on the west by a full-height recess. Other openings in the volume are two internal courtyards which provide light for the inward-facing rooms. The mix of residential, office and retail space is in line with its urban setting.