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conversion of a production hall into office units

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Address: Aathalstrasse 84, 8610 Uster
Client: Trümper AG
Planning and design: spillmann echsle architekten
Project leader: Simone Retter
Realisation: Eggenberger Baumanagement, Uster
Construction: 2008-2010
Photographer: Roger Frei

The production hall is located at the entry to the Trümpler area. It was built in the eighties and was used as a film studio in recent years. Now it has been subdivided into small and easily lettable units. High flexibility of use, both horizontally as well as vertically, is a priority. Accordingly, the elements of floors and partitions are required to be easily mountable and demountable. These high standards concerning structural flexibility were set for two reasons: firstly, to accommodate a diverse set of tenants, ranging from small-scale businesses to large firms; and secondly, to enable businesses to expand and contract, depending on interval changes. Large openings, several storeys high, distinguish the new building envelope with its steel sheet cladding and thus give the whole area an entirely new presence.