daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 8th, 2011, 12:48 PM   #241
matt_12
Registered User
 
matt_12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Rotterdam/Hong Kong
Posts: 78
Likes (Received): 3

It is very good for Zurich to have such a tower. the shape is original, though the facade might be a bit boring.
Besides the whole complex is pretty dense and complete
Time to build more skyscrapers?!
matt_12 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old July 8th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #242
dutchsnookerfan
Registered User
 
dutchsnookerfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: very far from skyscrapers
Posts: 1,309
Likes (Received): 9

Always it looks a bit lonely
__________________
London-Paris 2 Cities in balance
historic monuments and skyscrapers working together!
dutchsnookerfan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2011, 01:54 AM   #243
steve5
Steve's Photo Gallery
 
steve5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Winterthur, Zürich
Posts: 7,028
Likes (Received): 449

Prime Tower

04.07.2011:















__________________
Steve's Photo Gallery - www.stevesgallery.net - The photo gallery of buildings and construction sites

ERSTBEZUG - www.erstbezug.ch - Verzeichnis für Neubauprojekte in der Schweiz
steve5 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2011, 05:10 PM   #244
steve5
Steve's Photo Gallery
 
steve5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Winterthur, Zürich
Posts: 7,028
Likes (Received): 449

Platform

04.07.2011:

__________________
Steve's Photo Gallery - www.stevesgallery.net - The photo gallery of buildings and construction sites

ERSTBEZUG - www.erstbezug.ch - Verzeichnis für Neubauprojekte in der Schweiz
steve5 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 24th, 2011, 08:28 PM   #245
Manolo_B2
Liberté Égalité Beyoncé
 
Manolo_B2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: La La Land
Posts: 1,459
Likes (Received): 832

some fresh pics by raggaman, sft and steve5
they opened a bar in floor 0, and the restaurant in floor 35 will open next month

Quote:
Originally Posted by raggaman View Post


Quote:
Originally Posted by sft View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by steve5 View Post
Manolo_B2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 14th, 2011, 11:13 AM   #246
Manolo_B2
Liberté Égalité Beyoncé
 
Manolo_B2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: La La Land
Posts: 1,459
Likes (Received): 832

nice weather
[IMG]http://i44.************/9isc3t.jpg[/IMG]

source: tagesanzeiger.ch
Manolo_B2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 16th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #247
steve5
Steve's Photo Gallery
 
steve5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Winterthur, Zürich
Posts: 7,028
Likes (Received): 449

Prime Tower

11.07.2011:





__________________
Steve's Photo Gallery - www.stevesgallery.net - The photo gallery of buildings and construction sites

ERSTBEZUG - www.erstbezug.ch - Verzeichnis für Neubauprojekte in der Schweiz
steve5 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2011, 10:58 PM   #248
steve5
Steve's Photo Gallery
 
steve5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Winterthur, Zürich
Posts: 7,028
Likes (Received): 449

Press Release

Swiss Prime Site AG, 06.12.2011:

Maag site, Zurich West

Official inauguration of Prime Tower

The 126-metre-high and fully occupied Prime Tower celebrates its official inauguration today, marking the interim highpoint of the successful development of Zurich West and Swiss Prime Site. Clouds, comprising restaurant, bistro bar and lounge situated on the top floor, will open its doors to the public starting from 12 December 2011.

One of the country’s most fascinating and renowned real estate construction projects has now officially been concluded, with the celebrated inauguration of Switzerland’s tallest building. The official grand opening of the 126-metre-high Prime Tower draws to a close the roughly 15-year development phase at the Maag site and symbolises its successful transformation from an industrial zone to a lively urban quarter. Swiss Prime Site has invested CHF 380 million in Prime Tower, the Platform corporate building as well as Cubus and Diagonal annex buildings.

A success story

Construction of Prime Tower according to the blueprints developed by architects Gigon/Guyer kicked off on 18 February 2008. The building’s cornerstone was laid on 19 November 2008, and the Tower’s topping-out ceremony took place on 7 July 2010. The construction consortium Losinger Marazzi AG/Steiner Ltd needed just 18 months to build up the 36 storeys.

The financial success of the buildings situated at the Maag site is measured, among other factors, by its full occupancy, future annual rental income generated of more than CHF 29 million and cumulated valuation profit in excess of CHF 110 million to date.

Sustainability and quality of location

Prime Tower’s far-reaching and forward-looking sustainability is underscored by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) international seal of approval in the prestigious certification category Gold. In addition, the building complies with the Minergie standard as well as greenproperty seal of approval, which – similar to the LEED label – also takes into account the above-average quality of the location.

Roughly 3,500 workplaces have been created at the Maag site with the four new buildings. By the year 2015, the number of local residents in Zurich West is estimated to grow from the current 3,000 to around 7,000, while the number of workplaces in the quarter should surge from 20,000 to 30,000. Moreover, modernisation and expansion of the Hardbrücke railway station is envisaged, according to a development project by architects Gigon/Guyer. Swiss Prime Site also plans to develop the Maaghof real estate complex on its property located to the west of Prime Tower, consisting of more than 200 residential units.

New perspectives in food and drink

Clouds, comprising fine-dining restaurant, bistro bar, lounge and two patios situated on the 35th floor of Prime Tower, will open its doors to the public on 12 December 2011. Magnasch Joos is the Director of Clouds. The restaurant is operated under the auspices of multi-awardwinning star chefs Antonio Colaianni and David Martínez Salvany, who promise to serve up modern, straight-forward Mediterranean cuisine. Furthermore, a conference area with five to seven rooms located on the 34th floor will be available starting from January 2012, with the largest room providing seating capacity for up to 100 persons.

Prime Tower: Key data
  • Address
    Hardstrasse 201, 8005 Zurich
  • Number of floors
    36
  • Height
    126 metres
  • Total area
    approx. 9,800 m2
  • Volume
    approx. 228,000 m3
  • Rental floor space
    approx. 40,000 m2
  • Rental space per floor
    approx. 1,080 to 1,280 m2
  • Workplaces
    approx. 2,000
  • Environmental
    labels LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Minergie, greenproperty (Credit Suisse AG seal of approval for sustainability-relevant real estate)

Photo material

Up-to-date photo material as well as the media conference presentation can be downloaded on the homepage starting from 12:00 at: http://primetower.ch/media-support

Release
__________________
Steve's Photo Gallery - www.stevesgallery.net - The photo gallery of buildings and construction sites

ERSTBEZUG - www.erstbezug.ch - Verzeichnis für Neubauprojekte in der Schweiz
steve5 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2011, 11:01 PM   #249
earthJoker
Ölm
 
earthJoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Zürich
Posts: 2,806
Likes (Received): 1986

Quote:
Originally Posted by matt_12 View Post
Time to build more skyscrapers?!
Definitely, it is a good start, but it looks a bit lonely without some friends. Zürich west is the best place in the city for projects over 100m.
__________________
Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?

See you in the Swiss Forum on skyscrapercity.com
earthJoker no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2011, 11:15 AM   #250
Prince Valium
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Zürich
Posts: 179
Likes (Received): 31

Quote:
Originally Posted by earthJoker View Post
Definitely, it is a good start, but it looks a bit lonely without some friends. Zürich west is the best place in the city for projects over 100m.

i would love to see more like this..they should better cancel the swissmill project and build some nice towers like this..

I always start to dribble when i drive through hardbrücke and see the tower and I think: 'damn, finally zürich starts to grow up to the sky' and I hope this is just the beginning..
Prince Valium no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2011, 02:04 PM   #251
kladho1977
Live long and prosper
 
kladho1977's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Rome
Posts: 38
Likes (Received): 0

not impressive at all! :-( could have done something better for Zurich!
__________________
EUR should be Rome's "La Defence"
kladho1977 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #252
TheZoolooMaster
Registered User
 
TheZoolooMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 273
Likes (Received): 181


What do you define as better? A 400 meter supertall? The architecture is understated and minimalistic but contemporary, which is perfect for blending into a town with history.
TheZoolooMaster no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2011, 03:15 PM   #253
Prince Valium
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Zürich
Posts: 179
Likes (Received): 31

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheZoolooMaster View Post

What do you define as better? A 400 meter supertall? The architecture is understated and minimalistic but contemporary, which is perfect for blending into a town with history.
hmmm..it is a bit tooo minimalistic for my taste..i mean come on this looks just like a brick with no meaning according to the renders..

and why has a silo to be that tall? 50 meters would be enough...

but as far as I know it will be built..
Prince Valium no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #254
tehpr0
Registered User
 
tehpr0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Plovdiv/Plymouth/Aarhus
Posts: 147
Likes (Received): 26

Can't say if i like it or not.. im not impressed tbh <.<
tehpr0 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2011, 11:27 PM   #255
steve5
Steve's Photo Gallery
 
steve5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Winterthur, Zürich
Posts: 7,028
Likes (Received): 449

Prime Tower Film

This film was produced on the day of the inauguration of Prime Tower and shows a brief summary of the history and milestones of the development of Switzerland’s tallest building (available in German only):



(c) Swiss Prime Site AG | Source: Prime Tower Film
__________________
Steve's Photo Gallery - www.stevesgallery.net - The photo gallery of buildings and construction sites

ERSTBEZUG - www.erstbezug.ch - Verzeichnis für Neubauprojekte in der Schweiz
steve5 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
zurich

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu