Implenia win Zurich-based BIM apartment development worth CHF 90 million

Credit: Gigon/Guyer
Credit: Gigon/Guyer

Switzerland‘s largest construction company are adding another impressive Building Information Modelling project worth CHF 90 million to their resume.

Implenia have bagged the contract to build eight new buildings on the site of the former Labitzke paint factory in Zurich. The project has taken a while to get off the ground due to protests and squatters living on the site, but demolition and decontamination has finally begun.

The development, which includes two towers reaching 47 and 64 metres in length, was design by architecture firm Giyon/Guyer.

Residential and commercial spaces fill the 40,000 sqm space, in addition to 277 residential lots. The apartments will be between one and four bedrooms in size.

BIM is to be utilised, as are Lean construction methods, due to the tight 24 month schedule set by the owners, Mobimo. According to the official press release, BIM will allow for “more accurate planning of costs and the construction timetable, as well more straightforward management of changes”.

Click here to read more on the project, which is set for a Q1 2018 completion.

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