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PORR raising the environmental bar in Basel

Vienna/Zurich, 16.09.2020 – A modern space for the Baloise insurance now stands in the immediate vicinity of Basel SBB railway station. The new corporate headquarters with training centre has added to the cityscape and appeals with its inviting zones for working and meeting. At the end of 2017, Basler Leben AG commissioned PORR SUISSE for the planning and construction as its design-build...
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PORR to build Franklinturm in Zurich

Vienna/Zurich, 01.09.2020 – The first milestone in the construction of the Franklinturm in Zurich has been reached: the excavation pit for the underground storeys is now complete. Right beside the Zurich-Oerlikon railway station, an office building with a height of 80m will be erected by the end of 2022. The design-build contract was awarded to PORR SUISSE AG by SBB Immobilien. The contract is...
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PORR to revitalise iconic office building in Zurich

Vienna/Zurich, 11.08.2020 – PORR SUISSE AG has once again succeeded through its expertise as a design-build contractor, acquiring an impressive project for Zürich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG. The heritage-protected Schader office building is a modern architectural gem in a prime location on the banks of Lake Zurich. The comprehensive refurbishment will be realised within the next 15 months.
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PORR creates more space for new ideas

Vienna/Zurich, 03.08.2020 – PORR has handed over one of Switzerland’s largest office buildings after a construction period of around a year. The former headquarters of Swissair has been expanded to form a total of ten storeys, all while normal operations were ongoing. The project was awarded by Priora Suisse AG. The contract is worth around EUR 46.5m (approx. CHF 50m).
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Papieri-Areal Cham: Lofts and studios instead of paper machines

PORR has been commissioned to transform the historical building fabric of the ensemble into a modern building that meets today's demands for living and working. The existing buildings will be reduced to their primary structure of reinforced concrete with infill masonry and then supplemented with new elements (cores, stairs, walls, ceilings etc.). To the press release of the laying of the...
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Rock around the Clock – the PORR Rock team

We are active in every area of the construction industry in Switzerland and that includes our specially trained rock technology team. Our Rock Team is available around the clock for emergency call-outs.
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Successful resumption of test operations in the Ceneri Base Tunnel

The Ceneri Base Tunnel (CBT) in the Swiss canton of Ticino was also built as part of the project of the century, the New Rail Link through the Alps (NEAT). PORR SUISSE AG's tunnel builders took over its electrical engineering equipment in a consortium.
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New construction of the office and commercial building Gleisarena

Since May 2017, PORR has been erecting the office and commercial building "Gleisarena" at Zurich Central Station on behalf of SBB.
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