Business

Former Zurich Neue Börse (New Exchange) Building Changing with Time

Unlike most buildings in the centre of Zurich, the Neue Börse's former purpose is indicated by its ring-shaped entrance facade. Following the recent reconstruction of the building, Education First (EF), the world’s biggest provider of international education programmes, decided to move its headquarters to Zurich.

Unlike most buildings in the centre of Zurich, the Neue Börse's former purpose is indicated by its ring-shaped entrance facade. Following the recent reconstruction of the building, Education First (EF), the world’s biggest provider of international education programmes, decided to move its headquarters to Zurich.

Former Zurich Neue Börse (New Exchange) Building Changing with Time
Under the guidance of Stücheli Architekten AG, the Neue Börse in Zurich has been turned into a creative space for 800 employees, transitioning the building from corporate architecture to contextual design. Former single offices were replaced by large and bright open offices, individual meeting points, and transparent, sound-proofed conference areas. Employees can enjoy the benefits of a spacious roof terrace overlooking the Botanical Garden, a fitness/yoga/games room, and a day-care centre with a playground.

A two-storey atrium, which is some 50 metres long, is the centrepiece and architectural highlight of the building, with two impressive bluish-black steel spiral staircases connecting the floors. 18 new overhead lights illuminate a colourful medley of charming furniture by 50 different manufacturers.

The power of natural origins 
The unifying element of the former trading floor of the exchange is its brushed Trendpark Oak Crema parquet with B-Protect® lacquer. It covers at least 3,500 square metres, setting the stage for interaction as a naturally balanced wooden element of the interiors.

Design is a question of making the right decisions. Bauwerk began optimising its product design and manufacturing processes in terms of recycling capacity as early as 2011. With its production site in Switzerland, Bauwerk became the world’s first parquet manufacturer to be awarded a Cradle to CradleTM Bronze certificate for all its products made there. Well concealed beneath the surface, sophisticated product engineering and spirit of innovation enable wood to live up to the requirements of modern architecture as a natural material: no compromises with regard to health, long-lasting performance and excellence in terms of quality. 

Design is a question of the right decision: With our production location in Switzerland, we were the first company in the world to be certified according to Cradle to Cradle™ Bronze for the products manufactured there.

Klaus Brammertz, CEO Bauwerk Parkett AG
Eingang Treppe EF Börse Zürich Bauwerk

Two impressive bluish-black steel spiral staircases not only connect the floors, but also create an eye-catching feature.

Meeting Halle EF Börse Zürich Bauwerk
Meeting EF Börse Zürich Bauwerk Trendpark Eiche Crema

THE USED BAUWERK PRODUCT

Trendpark

Anything but average: the Trendpark product line, with its generously sized planks, offers unique surfaces for a wide variety of interior designs.

further references in this area Business