Roche Turm Bau 1

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Height: Architectural 178 m / 584 ft
Height: To Tip 178 m / 584 ft
Floors Above Ground 41
Tower GFA 76,000 m² / 818,057 ft²


Official Name Roche Turm Bau 1
Name of Complex Roche Towers
Other Names Roche Tower - Tower 1
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Switzerland
City Basel
Street Address & Map Grenzacherstrasse 124
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 2012
Completion 2015
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Regional Ranking #101 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #1 Tallest in Switzerland
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Basel

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Design Herzog & de Meuron Architekten
Structural Engineer
Design wh-p Ingenieure
Main Contractor omniCon Gesellschaft für innovatives Bauen mbH
Other Consultant
Façade Drees & Sommer Advanced Building; Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG; Permasteelisa Group
• Fire hhpberlin Ingenieure für Brandschutz GmbH
Material Supplier
• Elevator Schindler; Hilti AG
• Fire Suppression Marioff Corporation Oy
• Sealants Sika Services AG

About Roche Turm Bau 1

When completed in 2015, Roche Turm Bau 1 became the tallest building in Switzerland. The tower was designed with a number of energy efficient features including the use of exhaust heat and ground water for heating and cooling, as well as the stepped terraces on the tower's west side offering efficient solar shading while still allowing for highly transparent glass to be used in the facade.

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