Design-build contract for two apartment buildings awarded to S+B Baumanagement AG, Steinhausen-Zug
S+B Baumanagement AG is a leading company in the Swiss construction management industry. In collaboration with customers and partners, S+B has built more than 450 structures throughout Switzerland in the past 20 years. For its next project, the company is building the two apartment buildings Frame and Alma.
About 110 specialists work at four locations in Switzerland: Olten, Zug, Winterthur and Basel. They handle all phases of construction management, from initial drawings to handover of the keys: consulting, project development, general planning, general contracting, and design-build contracting. Every project is based on mutual respect, trust and social and environmental responsibility.
Construction of the two new houses Frame and Alma is scheduled to start in July 2020. The construction cost of the two buildings is in the double-digit million range.
"We are looking forward to working with ASA as a client, and I am personally looking forward to realising this exciting project in Andermatt, in my home canton," says Patrick Zwyssig, partner and managing director of S+B Baumanagement AG. He cites the accelerated schedule and the fact that the company's first construction project in Andermatt is at an altitude of over 1,400 m above sea level as particular challenges. S+B Baumanagement is well known for their execution of various construction projects on the Suurstoffi site in Rotkreuz such as the Aglaya garden tower or the expansion and rehabilitation of Schindler Campus Ebikon. S+B is also leading the Roche pRED Innovation Center project in Basel as construction manager in the SB+IB planning consortium with Itten+Brechbühl AG.
Raphael Krucker, CEO of Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, is pleased with the collaboration with S+B: "In addition to our existing and loyal partners in Andermatt, this new cooperation strengthens our vision to further develop Andermatt as "The Prime Alpine Destination".
Apartment Houses Alma and Frame appeal to different target groups. Alma is located on the western edge of Andermatt Reuss, and with its dark wooden façade it fits in perfectly with the neighbouring buildings. The elevator provides direct entry into the apartments. The interior fit-out is exclusive and each apartment has large picture windows offering views of the Bäzberg and the Reuss. Lightcoloured floors, dark wood panelling combined with natural-tone clay finish plaster and a spacious living area complete the picture. Communal spaces include the entrance area with seating, the sauna and the wellness area.
The concept of Apartment House Frame is smart and well thought out. Smaller units are configured in a star pattern around the staircase to provide optimum daylight. A multifunctional element in each apartment accommodates the sleeping space, bathroom, kitchen and storage all in one. The raised ceiling gives the room a spacious feeling. The predominant materials are wood, steel and glass. The impressive living area features large windows and an oriel with settee that can be converted into a guest bed. On the garden floor is a sauna and a communal room for relaxing and socialising.