Giessenturm Dubendorf

Object: Giessenturm, Giessenstrasse, 8600 Dubendorf
Client: Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund Siat, Zurich
Architects: atelier ww Architekten SIA AG, Zurich
Façade planning: Group 5F AG, Basel
Façade construction: Geilinger AG, Winterthur
Completion: 2021

BWB finish: Etching – with matte effect E6
BWB procedure: BWB-Bronze 6 (formerly BWB-Bronze 21)

The cohesively stylish façade makes it easy to forget the logistical challenge that was the entire process from design to assembly: Metalworkers pre-assembled building components, including glass façades, outdoor blinds, railings and blinds, to create 1254 façade, corner and recessed-balcony elements. 800 different types had to be made, and 131 recessed balconies were designed in 26 versions. Framed façade elements anodised in BWB Bronze and featuring varying widths vibrantly fit together to create a harmonious whole, the result being an elegant, lightweight-looking building shell.

Photos: Roland Hof via Geilinger AG, BWB Surface technology