HILTI Office Mitte+Nord, Schaan (FL)

Client Hilti AG, Schaan
Architects Giuliani Hönger Architekten, Zürich
Planning 2016-2019
Execution 2018-2020
Construction cost 63 Mio. Fr. (BKP 2)
Services Structure and excavation:
Design phase
Tender documentation phase
Execution phase
Photos David Willen
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Awards Award "best architects 21" (Gold)
Topics CommercialConcrete constructionFair faced concrete

During the redesign and expansion of the Hilti AG factory site at Feldkircher Strasse 100 in Schaan (FL), existing factory, warehouse and administration buildings were demolished and replaced by the Office Mitte and Office Nord buildings. In addition, the entire surrounding area is being redesigned.
Both buildings have one floor below ground and three floors above ground. The buildings, which are mainly used for office purposes, have a high degree of flexibility in the floor plan in order to be able to periodically adapt the office layout to the latest needs. Taking this requirement into account, the load-bearing structures of both buildings have no vertical structural elements in the usable areas that restrict the use of the floor plans. In the above-ground floors used for office purposes, pillars are only placed along the facade and the inner courtyard, and shear walls are only found in the area of the two access cores.
Accordingly, the ceilings have large spans and the gravitational loads are transferred in a concentrated manner over a few vertical load-bearing elements. Taking the high loads into account, the forces are transferred directly into the foundation through centrally joined load-bearing elements (without interceptions).