Our office towers Building 1 and Building 2

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By spring 2022, our second high-rise office building, Building 2, will be completed on Grenzacherstrasse, with an investment volume of around CHF 550 million. Together with Building 1, which was inaugurated in 2015, it will form the new centre of our Group headquarters in Basel. Building 2 gives us the opportunity to bring many employees who are currently scattered across the city of Basel back to our site, thereby strengthening inter-team and cross-functional collaboration and innovation. The two office towers are highly energy-efficient buildings, heated with waste heat and cooled with groundwater, for example.

Impressions of Buildings 1 and 2

  • With Building 2, we aim to offer our employees an attractive and inspiring working environment and state-of-the-art infrastructure that is conducive to a wide range of activities, from concentrated individual work to communication/collaboration and relaxation.
    With Building 2, we aim to offer our employees an attractive and inspiring working environment and state-of-the-art infrastructure that is conducive to a wide range of activities, from concentrated individual work to communication/collaboration and relaxation.
  • It is not easy to exchange and collaborate in a 50-storey high-rise building. That is why three floors are always connected by spiral staircases in open communication zones.
    It is not easy to exchange and collaborate in a 50-storey high-rise building. That is why three floors are always connected by spiral staircases in open communication zones.
  • On the ground, 12th and 47th floors, there is a cafeteria, a bistro and a top floor lounge respectively, which our employees can use for work or breaks.
    On the ground, 12th and 47th floors, there is a cafeteria, a bistro and a top floor lounge respectively, which our employees can use for work or breaks.
  • Our new high-rise building also offers a modern and attractive infrastructure underground: a spacious bicycle cellar provides space for around 450 bicycles.
    Our new high-rise building also offers a modern and attractive infrastructure underground: a spacious bicycle cellar provides space for around 450 bicycles.

Same volume, greater efficiency

From the outside, Building 2 looks virtually identical to today’s Building 1. While the two high-rise office buildings are siblings, however, they are not twins:

Building 1 Building 2
Completion: 2015 Completion: spring 2022
178 meters 205 meters
41 floors + 3 basements 50 floors + 3 basements

Up to 2400 employees
(Office concept without fixed workstation)

Up to 3100 employees
(Office concept without fixed workstation)
CHF 550 million investment CHF 550 million investment
Cafeteria, staff restaurant, top floor lounge, auditorium (500 seats) Café bar in the lobby, bistro with terrace, top floor lounge, bicycle cellar with showers and cloakrooms