Riantbosson Centre – modern property and a power plant in one Edit Geneva is evolving. A real urban revolution is under way in the metropolis on the shores of Lake Geneva. Increasingly, banks and other financial services providers are taking a critical look at the high costs of property in the Central Business District (CBD) and are moving to more modern offices with efficient use of space. This upheaval in Geneva is particularly evident on the outskirts of the city.
What can a company like Swiss Prime Site do to support international climate policy and achieve the UN two-degree target, which has been ratified by Switzerland? This is a question that will occupy the Group's company Wincasa over the coming weeks, months and years. As the process kicks off, three experts from the areas of sustainability, data and strategy provide some information about how the next steps towards efficient climate protection might look.
Sustainable building is one of the key aspirations of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien. As a result, the company is focusing more strongly on the Swiss Sustainable Building Standard (SNBS) when it comes to future construction projects. The commercial complex at Pont-Rouge in Lancy will mark the start of this. Report of the site visit to the future business district of Geneva.
Convenience. E-commerce. Logistics. Real estate. Words that at first glance bear little relation to each other. Mention this to Peter Lehmann, CEO of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien, and he starts to discuss it with great enthusiasm. It’s all about consumer habits, customer expectations, economic growth, traffic volumes and big potential for his employer.
Any company, such as Swiss Prime Site, that makes a commitment to sustainability must also be very specific in its implementation; for instance, a reduction in CO2 emissions. This is why the real estate development company uses energy from Swiss and European hydropower for its properties. It is procured centrally by the sustainability experts of group company Wincasa via the electricity exchange. How does this work? And how does the company ensure sufficient supply? We went on a walk with Roman Fehr, project manager for sustainability at Wincasa, to find out.
Morten Jensen has been Head of Facility Management at Jelmoli for more than a quarter of a century. He took us on a tour of the labyrinth of rooms under the historic department store and showed us what’s involved in keeping a business up and running in a building complex of this size.
The Usego building in Olten has already seen a broad spectrum of occupants: a logistics centre, retailers, a coffee roaster. For the residents of Olten, it is very much a part of local history. For Edna Slegers, who works in Development at Swiss Prime Site Immobilien, it is the home of a new neighbourhood and thus a piece of the future. We met Ms Slegers and Asset Manager Reto Felder in the office of Rolf Schmid, whose association, swissbiolabs, hopes to attract life sciences startups to the region.
Giant leaps are being made towards the future in Basel's Stücki Park. Opening of the new «Village in Stücki Park» is planned for the end of October. The Village will form a place for people to meet. We met the management and project directors and were given a guided tour of the unique construction site. What will the village look like? Are there tenants already? And what are the biggest challenges?
Attention to detail — at Rivington & Sons, you can see it and taste it. Over a perfect cappuccino served by the barista and company manager Dario Tozzi, we soak up the atmosphere of 1920s and 30s New York.
The name of Jelmoli stands for the famous premium department store at Zurich’s best address, and thus for a unique shopping experience. Not (yet) so well known: One can also enjoy unusually good food here. CEO Franco Savastano and Grill chef Daniel Stefanak talk about customers, relationships, and the one true way of seasoning.
Swiss Prime Site has opened the door to culinary diversity in front of Maag-Halle directly behind Zurich’s Prime Tower. In fact, a different food trailer is on site every weekday between Monday and Friday. Martin *Heiss, with his fresh chicken pitas, has become a real crowd pleaser here in just a short time. The University of St. Gallen graduate from Bavaria is systematically pursuing his vision.
Where the massive printing presses of Switzerland’s illustrious NZZ newspaper used to turn, space is currently being created for 2 000 workplaces in the engineering, technology and Industry 4.0 sectors. A stroll through these halls with their glorious history and fantastic future.
Following a 20 months construction period, the Riantbosson Centre in Meyrin opened its doors on 26th April 2018. The building, which has impressive contemporary architecture, combines office space and retail areas. Visitors to the Riantbosson Centre can find plenty of well-known brands there: ALDI SUISSE, Maxi Bazar – not to mention Switzerland's largest McDonald's, complete with McDrive.
Prime Tower stands 126 metres and 36 storeys tall in total. Ironically, a broken window had to be replaced on the 34th floor – that’s nearly at the spire. Fear of heights has no place here.
Peter Lehmann, CEO of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien, aims to realise projects with a volume of CHF 2.1 billion in the coming years. An interview about customer and market orientation, innovative strength, consolidation potential, organic growth and his greatest asset: the know-how of employees.
In a prime location in Bern's Breitenrain quarter, Swiss Prime Site Immobilien is transforming the former postal headquarters into a new centre that will improve the quality of life in the neighbourhood.
The former Fraumünster post office in Zurich is now home to Lidl's new flagship store. The location, walking distance from the Paradeplatz, is fantastic. Nadia von Veltheim at Lidl Switerland is clear: this was a smart decision and represented a logical continuation of the existing strategy.
It was not all that long ago that care homes used to be somewhat soulless places, which local municipalities tended to build in more remote locations, often at the edge of a forest. While their elderly residents were well cared for medically speaking, they generally found themselves living somewhat outside their village or town.
«X-Wing» and «Millennium Falcon» instead of «Amsterdam» or «Nice». When meeting rooms are named after spaceships rather than cities and the corners of each office are adorned with huge Lego models from the Star Wars universe, these are clear indications that one is visiting the Zurich head office of Raumgleiter.
Thanks to its warm lighting, the interior of the hotel looks even more stylish. Outside, Zurich’s central business district is as purposeful as ever on this grey November day.