Photography: Walter Mair

Hilti Innovation centre, Schaan

“Research, development and production under a single roof”

Thanks to its lower height, the flat building allows the taller main office building to retain its dominance. The building structure chosen enables a simple extension to be added to the south, if needed.


The close connection of production, research and services in a single building forms the basis of the spatial concept and reflects the aims of the Hilti company. The heart of the complex is the tall, column-free experiment hall, which produces a wealth of relationships in both visual and functional terms.


Horizonal layers of opaque artificial stone bands and recessed ribbon windows give the building a calm, recumbent appearance that expresses the flexibility called for and captures the mountain panorama of the surroundings in its interior.

Photography: Walter Mair

Photography: Walter Mair

Photography: Walter Mair

Photography: Walter Mair

Photography: Walter Mair

Address

Feldkircherstrasse 100, FL 9494 Schaan

Client

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft

Commission

Innovation centre

Procedure

Competition 2008, 1. Prize

Award

Arc-Award 2015, 1. Prize (Arbeitswelten)

best architects 2016

Balthasar Neumann Prize 2016

Planning period

2008–2014

Photography

Walter Mair

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