Zurich North America Headquarters

Zurich North America Headquarters

Architect
Goettsch Partners

CannonDesign
Location
Schaumburg, Illinois, USA | View Map
Project Year
2016
Category
Offices
© James Steinkamp Photography
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersCascadia Windows & Doors
Interior GlazingGoldray Glass
Revolving DoorDORMA HÜPPE
Vertical TransportationKone
Green Roof Planting - Landscape Tray SystemLiveRoof
Roof System - PVC Roof System Sarnafil US

Product Spec Sheet
Interior Glazing
Revolving Door
Vertical Transportation
by Kone
Green Roof Planting - Landscape Tray System
Roof System - PVC Roof System

Zurich North America Headquarters

Goettsch Partners as Architects

The new Zurich North America Headquarters is designed to reflect the company’s global reach and world-class stature. The formal architectural resolution strives to represent both strength and stability, which are core values of the Zurich business model. Composed of three primary “bars” that are offset and stacked, the arrangement creates unique spaces for collaboration, opens views of the surrounding landscape, optimizes solar orientation for amenities, and provides programmatic flexibility not found in typical center-core office buildings. The top “bar” of the complex soars 11 stories and cantilevers toward downtown Chicago, providing visual identity along the interstate while projecting the strength and future focus of the company.

 

Certified LEED Platinum, the 783,800-square-foot complex reinforces Zurich’s commitment to environmental stewardship. A network of horizontal sunshades clads the perimeter of the complex, with the sunshades varying in depth depending on orientation, while floor-to-ceiling glass offers extensive natural light for the shallow office plates. A soaring three-story double wall faces south toward the multi-level plazas, showcasing an architecture that responds to the changing Chicago climate. In the end, a timeless material palette married to a bold, clear form creates a unique identity for the Zurich headquarters that embodies the core values of the company. 

 

Material Used :

1. Roof System: Sarnafil PVC Roof System

2. Green Roof Planting: LiveRoof - Landscape Tray System

3. Exterior Glazing: Shanghai Pilkington / Carey Glass / PPG-Oldcastle

4. Curtainwall and Storefront Systems: Ventana / FacadeTec-CDC/ Active Glass

6. Structural Glass Systems: Ventana / Sentech

7. Interior Glazing: Ventana / GoldRay Glass

8. Vertical Transportation: Kone 

9. Revolving Door: DORMA 

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