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The existing premises must be dismantled and the necessary building infrastructure for developing THE CIRCLE is being constructed.

Construction site overview

The existing premises must be dismantled. This involves demolishing four buildings including car parks P5 and P40. Work commenced in early January 2015 and is scheduled for completion by the end of May this year.

Construction site

In parallel to the demolition work, the necessary building infrastructure for developing THE CIRCLE" is being constructed. This includes the main drainage pipe of the city of Kloten which, for historical reasons, runs through the site. This pipe will be moved to the edge of the project perimeter by September 2015.

An exit for the central delivery point will be set up in the northern section of THE CIRCLE between the exit ramp of car park P6 and Flughafenstrasse. The entrance to the delivery point will be in the southern section of the building complex which is also used as an approach to the Hyatt Regency. The actual access to the parking level of THE CIRCLE will be directly from Ringstrasse via a bridge that has yet to be built. Access will not involve any intersections, which will enhance traffic safety. The same applies to the exit, thus guaranteeing disruption-free operation for regional bus traffic. This work will also be carried out from February 2015 and completed – with a short interruption – by the end of 2018.

Project leader civil engineering THE CIRCLE
Claudio Spagnolo, Flughafen Zürich AG
Jacques Meier, Flughafen Zürich AG

Principal planner involved

Planning and construction management access points
Construction management 1st phase excavation work
Planning joint venture B+S AG, Zürich, dsp Ingenieure und Planer AG, Greifensee
Planning and construction management
demolition of existing buildings
Schnewlin + Küttel AG, Winterthur

Planning and construction management
electric installation
IBG, St. Gallen

Planning and construction management
electric installation
Maneth + Stiefel AG, Schlieren

Principal realisation companies involved

Realisation access points
ARGE Circle
- Marti Bau AG, Zürich
- Eberhard Bau AG, Kloten
- Stutz AG, Frauenfeld

Demolition of existing buildings
Zani AG, Winterthur

Demolition and construction
electric installation
Kull Elektro AG, Birmensdorf
Further information and more pictures are provided here.