Artful Touches Enliven Zurich Office Building by Diener & Diener Architekten

Laminated glass panels float over a steel-and-glass curtain wall in the Zurich office building for Swiss Re Next by Diener & Diener Architekten. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

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Mawa Design: Floor Lamp.

Mischioff: Rug.

Mourne Textiles: Sofa Fabric.

Gubi: Sofas, Tables.

Floor Lamp
Mawa Design
Rug
Mischioff
Sofa Fabric
Mourne Textiles
Sofas
Gubi
Floor Lamp
Mawa Design
Sofa Fabric
Mourne Textiles
Sofas
Gubi
Floor Lamp
Mawa Design
Sofa Fabric
Mourne Textiles
Sofas
Gubi
Floor Lamp
Mawa Design
Sofa Fabric
Mourne Textiles
Tables
Gubi
Sofas
Gubi

Greta Magnusson Grossman sofas flank a Francisco Juan Barba Corsini table in a lounge. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

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Custom Handrails
Reichmuth & Rüegg

An underground corridor to another campus building features a stained-glass window by Kerstin Brätsch. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Martin Boyce’s concrete “trees” join steel structural columns at the building’s entrance. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

The lobby’s dolomite floor and Carrara marble reception desk are a continuation of Boyce’s installation. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

The new 350,000-square-foot building sits next to a 1913 neo-baroque building on the company’s 6-acre campus. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

The campus is located on Mythenquai, a thoroughfare on Lake Zurich that’s home to many large insurance companies. Photography by Diener & Diener Architekten.

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Chairs
Arflex
Chair Fabric
Isle Mill
Chairs
Arflex
Chair Fabric
Isle Mill

Heimo Zobernig murals surround the library, where tables and rugs are by Guyton\Walker. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Concrete flooring follows the undulations of the heat-formed glass. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

A stainless-steel armature secures the panels. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

The gap between the facade and the thermal curtain wall is large enough to create loggias. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

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Howe: Chairs.

Kvadrat: Chair Fabric.

Jegen: Custom Wall Panels.

Britschgi: Custom Flooring.

Chairs
Howe
Chair Fabric
Kvadrat
Custom Wall Panels
Jegen
Chairs
Howe
Chair Fabric
Kvadrat
Custom Wall Panels
Jegen
Custom Flooring
Britschgi

Oak paneling in the 240-seat auditorium was painted and silk-screened by Helmut Federle. Photography by François Halard.

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Custom Windows
Frank Türen

Sgraffito enabled Brätsch’s work to appear on the atrium’s plaster wall. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

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Lista Office: Custom Lockers.

Vitra International: Tables.

Fritz Hansen: Chairs.

Sørensen Leather: Chair Upholstery.

Regent Lighting: Pendant Fixture.

Tables
Vitra International
Chairs
Fritz Hansen
Chair Upholstery
Sørensen Leather
Pendant Lamp
Regent Lighting
Custom Lockers
Lista Office
Tables
Vitra International
Chairs
Fritz Hansen
Pendant Lamp
Regent Lighting

The undyed wool of Willem de Rooij’s custom curtains gradually gradates along the floors of office areas. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

A 24-foot-wide setback allows for a covered driveway at the entry. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

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Chairs
Gubi

GamFratesi’s chairs serve custom tables in a meeting area. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

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