Holcim Competence Center, Switzerland
Holcim Group Support Ltd
Souto Moura Arquitectos, SA
6000,00 m 2
The program is developed in two buildings, the main one, where are all the offices, archive and most of the laboratories, and a smaller building, that tend to replicate the existing one, that will have laboratories.
The main building is aproximately a parelleliped 96.7 m long and 34.5 m wide with a height above ground level of 19.0 m. It is divided into four floors above ground level, the first ones with auditoriums and laboratories and the last ones with offices and archives. There is also a basement level used mainly for laboratories which carry out loud and dirty intensive tests. In the main facade there are two cantilevered volumes next to the entrance.
The smaller building is 20m wide and 24m long and the ridge of the roof is 12m above floor. It is a one floor building (ground floor), but it has a basement on its implantation area.