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Following six years of intensive preparation, THE CIRCLE is becoming reality. The preparatory and civil engineering works for the project commenced on 5 January 2015. The building site has now been almost completely cleared. The official kick-off for this major project took place on 28 April. The site adjacent to Zurich Airport has become one of the biggest construction sites in Switzerland.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, marked the symbolic kick-off for construction work on THE CIRCLE in the presence of Government Councillor Ernst Stocker and René Huber, the mayor of Kloten, as well as representatives of Flughafen Zürich AG, co-investor Swiss Life AG, established future tenants and the planning and realisation team headed by Riken Yamamoto and HRS Real Estate AG. 

The lever was activated by: Stephan Widrig, CEO Flughafen Zürich AG, Andreas Schmid, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Flughafen Zürich AG, Riken Yamamoto, Architect, Martin Signer, Head Real Swiss Life AG und Stefan Mächler, Group CIO Swiss Life.

You'll find a feature on the ceremony on Airport TV, the official web TV channel of Zurich Airport

We hope you enjoy it.