Plans were recently unveiled for a glitzy new office building in Zurich, designed by famed Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava. The grass-topped masterpiece, which will sit next to Zürich’s Stadelhofen train station, will include a bicycle park for around 1,000 bikes. Currently, the square in front of Switzerland’s seventh busiest station is crowded and littered with bicycles. The new building is designed to deal with this problem.
Building owner, the insurer AXA Winterthur, is investing CHF 46 million in the project, which is planned for completion in 2020. Building is not expected to start before 2018.
According to the Tages Anzeiger, the building’s owner, architect and town councilors André Odermatt and Filippo Leutenegger presented the project to the public last Friday.
Santiago Calatrava, is known worldwide for his distinctive train station and bridge designs. Recently, he designed the World Trade Center hub for the new WTC in New York. Famous buildings by the architect, include the Milwaukee Art Museum, in the US, and the Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden. Calatrava, designed the remodeled Stadelhofen train station in the 1990s.
The new building will be located below Zürich’s Stadelhofen train station shown on the map below.
Plans for the building will be on display at the municipal building Amtshaus IV on the 2nd floor at 19 Lendenhofstrasse for 60 days from 28 September 2016.