Situated between the Altstetten train station and the A1 freeway, the Swiss Life Arena is reaching its final form. The multifunctional arena offers space for a variety of events – first and foremost, the home games of the ZSC Lions – on a surface area covering around 28,000 m².
We teamed up with a number of companies to play a key role in the construction process. The inner building lining is still encircled by cranes, scaffolding, machines, and building materials, but it will soon be completed. It is also ready to be handed over to the building owner.
A Special Challenge
The production of the exposed concrete facades presented a major challenge. White, large, high facades do not tolerate any mistakes.
“Chances are you’ll only encounter such a challenging and complex project once in a lifetime.”
The north base building contains another structural highlight: The training field on the first floor is as big as the original playing field. It is also equipped with a small grandstand, which makes it ideal for games played by the junior team.
Since the ceiling above cannot be conventionally supported by piers, an old construction technique was adopted after intensive research work. Instead of being supported from below, a concrete truss supports it from above.
A project that really shines through and requires a great deal of technical expertise.
On 18 October 2022, the ZSC Lions now played the first ice hockey match in their new lions' cage. We wish a great first season with lots of thrilling fair play.
- The building is 170 m long, 110 m wide, and up to 33 m high
- South base building: parking garage with 370 parking spaces, spectator terrace, catering, rental space for third-party use
- North base building: dressing rooms, production facilities, technical and administrative rooms, training ice rink, business club, lodges, and rooms for media coverage