Work better, live easier
A gangway will connect the office and laboratory buildings with the former mall complex on Hochbergerstrasse 70 opposite, which is being converted into exciting shopping, service and leisure opportunities. For example, by 2020 a state-of-the-art multiplex cinema will be attracting film fans from all over the region.
Work is also underway at high pressure at the «Village in Stücki Park». It’s impressive to see what’s emerging here. As the name suggests, a small village is being constructed – including attractive services, offices and practices. «The village will act as a broad meeting zone for everyone working here and living in the quarter», says Mutschler. It’s due to open on completion of the first construction stage at the end of October. Even before that, at the end of August, foundation stones will be laid for the first two extensions to the office building opposite, where laboratory and office spaces are to be constructed. Mutschler believes that two factors in particular will secure Stücki Park’s success: «Firstly, as interesting a mix of tenants as possible will make the site lively and attractive. Secondly, the wellbeing factor for the people who spend their leisure or working hours here.»
A sense of wellbeing, sustainability.
The «Village» has an unusual, striking architecture. Lots of wood and warm colours give it a pleasant atmosphere. «Our goal is to create something lasting over the three floors», explains Rebecca Holstein, Builder-owner Consultant, Wincasa. «That works best with buildings that radiate warmth. We want to achieve this with stacked boxes and a kind of patchwork structure. So we’ll include spaces of 40 square metres for smaller service providers or offices. Lots of similar projects seem cold and aloof. We want to avoid that at all costs.» Holstein also believes that sustainability goes hand in hand with this, whether we’re talking about lighting or the operating system. «All the buildings are being fitted out with LEDs throughout and constructed from sustainable materials», she goes on. «And what’s more: in order to ensure long-term functionality for the complex building service, we have opted to run it on Linux. An operating system that has been running for decades and will continue to do so in future decades.» So Holstein is convinced.