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Creative Hub
location: Zürich, Switzerland
client: UBS Fund Management AG
status: Realized
project: 2017⁠–⁠2018

What was once a Pirelli tire warehouse was expanded and converted into a modern, five-floor office building with a adjacent technical center and two parking lots below ground.

To accommodate creative professionals, the strategy for this adaptive re-use into an office and studio framework named "Creative Hub" repairs the existing spaces by stripping away double floors, suspended ceilings, and partition walls. The renovation results in a highly refined shell that maintains a perceptible stylistic relationship to its former identity as an industrial repository. It has an updated material palette along with new access points, sanitary facilities, vertical circulation zones, rooftop meeting spaces, and a dedicated emergency exit to Flurstrasse. The building's facade remains largely untouched, save for subtle enhancements such as the introduction of textile sun blinds.

commission: Competition
program: Conversion, Office
size: 5500 m²
team: Annette Spillmann, Harald Echsle, Rico Furter, Isabel Ausserer, Andrea Curiger, Anja Green, Christian Höher, Piotr Margiel, Paolo Pedrazzoli, Marion Spillmann, Dagmar von Strantz
consultants: Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG; Mosimann & Partner AG; Kopitsis Bauphysik AG; Helbling Beratung + Bauplanung AG; Spiegel + Partner AG