Construction project: new office building at Mythenquai 20/28

Swiss Re's construction projects at Campus Mythenquai in Zurich are on track. The renovation and expansion of the employee and guest restaurant Klubhaus is well advanced and we expect the Klubhaus to reopen in April 2020. Meanwhile, first preparations for the replacement of the building at Mythenquai 20/28 did just start.

In line with Swiss Re's agile working concept, the new building will provide 1050 high quality workplaces for around 1500 Swiss Re employees. It will be integrated into the urban context and will complete Swiss Re's vision of gathering all Switzerland-based employees at our Mythenquai Headquarters location. Short ways and direct passages linking all buildings will foster collaboration, knowledge exchange and flexibility.

On 16 January 2019, the Zurich communal council has approved the private design plan for the new building. This important milestone opens the way for the next step: the building permit by the city authorities.

On 1 October 2019 we started clearing the building and prepare for the necessary reconstruction work. We currently expect the demolition work at Mythenquai 20/28 to begin in April 2020 and the new building to be completed by ca. end of 2025.

Currently there are already a couple of structural measures which mainly take place at Sternenstrasse, between Swiss Re Next and the building at Mythenquai 20/28. These are preliminary measures to prepare the future construction site. Swiss Re will attempt to keep related obstructions and noise levels at a minimum wherever possible.

You´ll find a detailed overview of the planned construction activities from Swiss Re and third parties below.

Projektverfasser: Meili & Peter Architekten AG, Zürich und GFA Gruppe für Architektur GmbH, Zürich