2016
Zurich, Switzerland

The design of a new Sika's office center is based on the flexible use of space for multiple functions, reflecting the values and strengths of the company. Sika wanted to provide the best working environment for its leaders of tomorrow, in order to support and encourage collaborative working, information exchange and very importantly innovation, all done with maximum flexibility. The intention is to continually increase employee satisfaction and improve performance, whilst sustainably achieving outstanding results for Sika, our customers and the community as well.

Project Requirements

Sika understands that it is its own people who provide the maximum benefit to its customers every day. To support this, a working environment that includes all of the necessary IT equipment, services and connections is fundamental.

Therefore the key objectives of a new workplace included:

  • Provide an enabling work environment and continually increase employee satisfaction
  • Improve performance and thereby also increase productivity
  • Promote collaborative working, knowledge transfer and innovation
  • Support flexibility in working practices and the use of space
  • Improve internal and external images by improved attraction and retention of staff and customers
  • Increase sustainability by improved efficiency in the use of space and resources, with reduced emissions

Sika Solutions from Foundation to Roof

For the construction of a new Limmat office center, Sika provided products and systems for:

  • Concrete production and performance
  • Concrete repair and protection
  • Waterproofing basements, tanks, reservoirs and swimming pools etc.
  • Structural strengthening and bonding
  • Joint sealing between construction elements, for all types of joints and connections including these in facades, around windows and doors, floors, roofs, etc.
  • Bonding and sealing for structural glazing and curtain walls
  • Internal and external facade panel bonding
  • Anchoring and grouting
  • Roof waterproofing and photovoltaic system integration

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For interior finishing, Sika provided:

  • Seamless resin flooring
  • Wall coatings
  • Tile adhesives and grouts
  • Wood floor bonding systems
  • Various sealants and adhesives

Main Product Families Used

Sikament?
Sika? ViscoCrete?
Sika? ColorCrete
Sika? Control
Sikadur Combiflex?
SikaBond?
Sikasil?
Sikafloor?

SikaGrout?
Sika MonoTop?
SikaCeram?
Sikadur?
Sikalastic?
Sikagard?
SikaCor?
Sarnafil?

Project Participants

Consulting Engineers
Walt + Galmarini AG

Architects / Project Management
Itten + Brechbühl AG

Electrical Engineers
Mosimann and Partner AG

Acoustical Engineers
Braune Roth AG

Flooring
Ackermann AG, Cosimo AG, Maier AG, Parkett AG, Amendola AG, Walo AG

Piling + Groundwork
Marti AG

Precast Concrete Facade
Element AG Veltheim

Roofing / Plumbing / Photovoltaic
Preisig AG

Structural Steelwork
Baltensperger AG

External Landscaping
Walo AG

Doors and Windows
Baumgartner AG