We want to convert our current building complex into a coordinated, client-centric, sustainable and distinguished headquarters. Our goal is to meet current user needs and client expectations, open up the ground floor to more stores and align the branch in the historic lobby with the new Branch Format concept.
Furthermore, UBS wants to use the renovation to improve the building's long-term flexibility by separating the different entrances to the bank and stores and flexibly structuring the office spaces.
The jury selected the design submitted by EM2N, the general planning team, in a competition. Thanks to the clear separation of banking and sales shops, UBS's visibility and recognizability in the city's structure will be significantly improved. The revival of the Münzhof together with the café at Bahnhofstrasse will enable the building to be opened towards the city. The historic banking hall will continue to be used by the banking business and will remain in its original function. The new construction of the central section will be designed as the heart of the building.
The architects have found a solution that not only integrates smoothly with its historic surroundings, but is also spacious, organized informed by modern urban development practices which helps to further enhance the middle section of Bahnhofstrasse.
UBS pursues a comprehensive environmental strategy and aims to certify the building to LEED Platinum, the highest level of certification under the international standard for sustainable, eco-friendly and resource-conserving construction.
As part of this strategy, the building envelope and equipment of the historic building will be renovated to make them more energy-efficient and significantly reduce future energy consumption. The use of primarily eco-friendly and low-emission building materials is a top priority. The extensive renovation will also improve comfort for future users.