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  7. Zurich North America Headquarters / Goettsch Partners

Zurich North America Headquarters / Goettsch Partners

  • 18:00 - 22 November, 2016
Zurich North America Headquarters / Goettsch Partners
Zurich North America Headquarters / Goettsch Partners, © James Steinkamp Photography
© James Steinkamp Photography
  • Developer/Design-Build

  • Interior Design & Workplace Strategy

    CannonDesign
  • Structural Engineer

    WSP/Halvorson and Partners
  • Landscape Architect

    Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects
  • Civil Engineer

    V3 Companies
  • Client

    Zurich North America
  • Client Representative

    JLL
© James Steinkamp Photography
© James Steinkamp Photography
© James Steinkamp Photography
© James Steinkamp Photography

Text description provided by the architects. The new Zurich North America Headquarters is designed to reflect the company’s global reach and world-class stature. The formal architectural resolution strives to represent both strength and stability, which are core values of the Zurich business model. Composed of three primary “bars” that are offset and stacked, the arrangement creates unique spaces for collaboration, opens views of the surrounding landscape, optimizes solar orientation for amenities, and provides programmatic flexibility not found in typical center-core office buildings. The top “bar” of the complex soars 11 stories and cantilevers toward downtown Chicago, providing visual identity along the interstate while projecting the strength and future focus of the company.

© James Steinkamp Photography
© James Steinkamp Photography
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© James Steinkamp Photography
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© James Steinkamp Photography
© James Steinkamp Photography

Certified LEED Platinum, the 783,800-square-foot complex reinforces Zurich’s commitment to environmental stewardship. A network of horizontal sunshades clads the perimeter of the complex, with the sunshades varying in depth depending on orientation, while floor-to-ceiling glass offers extensive natural light for the shallow office plates. A soaring three-story double wall faces south toward the multi-level plazas, showcasing an architecture that responds to the changing Chicago climate. In the end, a timeless material palette married to a bold, clear form creates a unique identity for the Zurich headquarters that embodies the core values of the company. 

© James Steinkamp Photography
© James Steinkamp Photography

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Zurich North America Headquarters / Goettsch Partners" 22 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799815/zurich-north-america-headquarters-goettsch-partners/> ISSN 0719-8884
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