Scale of the project
The new building on Piccardstrasse in the west of St. Gallen will integrate the four previously separate buildings in St. Gallen on 14 700 m2. This will create a generous amount of space about eight kilometres from the current locations: 2 200 m2 for production, 2 000 m2 for storage, 4 000 m2 for assembly, 1 500 m2 for offices and meeting rooms, and 3 500 m2 of parking space.
The first ideas were already conceived in 2015
The active search for suitable building land began in 2015, and the first sketches of the new building were available in April 2018. In 2018, Strut Architekten AG from Winterthur was commissioned as the winning architect in a competition with four finalists from Eastern Switzerland.