The continuous growth of the municipality of Wallisellen in recent decades has led to a significant increase in administrative expenses. The equally increased space requirements of the municipal authorities are currently being responded to by an ambitious building project, with which the Wallisellen administration is also equipping itself for the next decades. A spacious seven-storey extension is being added to the listed municipal building and providing enough room, so all departments of the municipal administration can be brought together again in a single location. The structural connection of the old with the new also symbolises the development of the municipality in the past and in the years to come. Due to the vertical orientation of the new building, the additional space requirements can be met without taking up much more ground.
Since the joint competition success with jessenvollenweider architektur in 2017, Lüchinger+Meyer has been involved in the areas of structural and façade planning for the realisation of the extension and renovation project.
The topping-out ceremony, held on 22 June, marked the completion of the building shell. Jürg Niederhauser, President of the Building Commission, thanked the planners and builders for the progress made. He was joined by Ingemar Vollenweider, who presented the project from the perspective of the designing architect. In keeping with tradition, the event came to a convivial conclusion with hearty culinary delights typical for topping-outs.