Skylights – Tuchschmid

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Vulcano-Vertical Living, Zurich-Altstetten

Category: Skylights, News, Steel and Glass structures
Year of construction: 2016 - 2017
Location: Zürich-Altettten
Owner: CSA Real Estate Switzerland - eine Anlagegruppe der Credit Suisse Anlagestiftung
Client: Steiner AG Zürich
Architect: Dominique Perrault Architecture Paris, Itten + Brechbühl AG Zürich
Engineer: Basler + Hofmann AG Zürich

Near the Zurich-Altstetten railway station, a complex including three residential towers is
was built on the former site of the Vulcano Automobile + Motorboot Factory. The base buildings which house hotel, catering and retail form a conspicuous contrast to the narrow rising residential towers. The base buildings are connected on three sides with the two
glass roofs creating a semi-enclosed urban space separated from the residential space
above. This allows for a wide range of uses and at the same time performs the function
of a sound barrier. In total, the two steel-glass structures cover an area of 2,110 m2 and require 175 tons of steel.

The Department Store, Brixton/London

Category: Skylights, News, Steel and Glass structures
Year of construction: 2016 - 2017
Location: London
Owner: Squire + Partners London
Architect: Squire + Partners London
Engineer: Davies Maguire London
Award: RIBA Regional Award 2018

The converted department store in London’s Brixton district now houses the headquarters of the architectural office Squire & Partners. The glass dome, with a diameter of 6 m and a height of 4.5 m, topped with a metal lantern accenting the historical building with its modern design. In the joint design phase, Tuchschmid worked closely with the client laying out the details for the subsequent realization of the dome consisting of a grid of steel profiles and 112 three-dimensionally curved glass panels.

New Sports Hall, Arbon

Category: Skylights
Year of construction: 2012 - 2013
Location: Arbon
Owner: Sekundarschulgemeinde Arbon
Architect: keiserwerk ag Arbon
Site managem.: Gantenbein + Partner AG St. Gallen

In autumn 2013, the new triple gymnasium in Arbon will open for school, vocational school and club sports. The triple sports hall, in which competitions can take place at national level, has a floor space of 30 x 50 m. The 36 skylights provide natural light with a clear width of 2.9 m x 2.9 m and a frame height of 1.5 m. The frames are installed in one direction on the roof and with
the supporting structure made ​​of 4 mm steel plate. The skylights each consist of fixed glazing panel and a small vent.

Folding Glass Ceiling and Skylight, City Indoor Swimming Pool, Zurich

Category: Skylights
Year of construction: 2011
Location: Zürich
Owner: Amt für Hochbauten Stadt Zürich
Architect: Ernst Niklaus Fausch Architekten ETH/SIA GmbH Zürich
Engineer: Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure Zürich
Site managem.: Vollenweider Baurealisation GmbH Zürich

The indoor pool, built in the late ’30s, needed to undergo a major renovation to improve its energy efficiency. The main feature of the restoration work was to expose the long covered up skylight to this once brightly lit swimming pool. The new finely structured 40 m long and 13 m wide folding glass ceiling and skylight above allows light to flow into the space giving the complex design a filigrees appearance. The cleaning equipment installed between the glass ceiling and skylight provides for the necessary maintenance standards.

Muehleholz Market, Vaduz (FL)

Category: Skylights
Year of construction: 2010 - 2011
Location: Vaduz
Owner: Hilti Mühleholz Familienstiftung Balzers
Client: Rimaplan AG Regensdorf
Architect: Rudolph Architekten Zürich

With the construction of the Muehleholz Market in the Principality of Liechtenstein’s capital Vaduz has its first shopping centre. A variety of shops surround the atrium of this three storey centre. A striking centrepiece of the building is the steel and glass roof which is angled 12 ° in two directions and has an area of 380 m2, which ensures a bright, friendly atmosphere.

Skylights Shopping Center Rosenberg Winterthur

Category: Skylights
Year of construction: 2010
Location: Winterthur
Owner: HRS Real Estate AG Frauenfeld
Architect: Atelier WW Architekten SIA AG Zürich

The new Rosenberg Shopping Mall and Residential Complex, with 151 apartments and a two-storey shopping mall, is located on the outskirts of Winterthur. Visitors’ eyes wander upward to the bright colourful interior, where 15 skylights ensure that natural light floods the mall. The skylights add form to the exclusive rooftop garden with their extraordinary shapes and arrangement which can be admired from the apartments above. The five-sided, complex skylights vary in size and slope. Sizes range from 3.9 m and 8.10 m in length and 3.6 m to 6.70 m in width. Heights of the skylights range from 1.85 to 2,45 m.

Atrium Glazing Fellerstrasse 21, Berne

Category: Skylights
Year of construction: 2009
Location: Bern
Owner: Bundesamt für Bauten + Logistik Bern
Architect: alb architektengemeinschaft ag Bern

Renovations to the former warehouse building at Fellerstrasse have enabled the Federal Office for Building and Logistics to bring all its departments under one roof. Thanks to the dominant curved glass atrium, which is an imposing 29 m above ground, daylight penetrates into the open office conceived building and provides for sustainable use of natural light. The roof is 35.5 m long, 15 m wide and 5 m high.

Hurlingham-Club, London

Category: Skylights, Steel and Glass structures
Year of construction: 2005
Location: London
Owner: London, The Hurlingham Club
Client: MJ Gleeson Group PLC, Surrey
Architect: London, Squire & Partners
Engineer: Whitby Bird & Partners London / EC Harris London

When the members of the Hurlingham Club in London meet in the new east wing of the clubhouse, it is done under the glass dome and vault built by Tuchschmid. The steel and
glass structure serves as a showpiece for the club and transforms during the day into
a light-filled meeting place with southern charm. The dome, with its faceted glass panels, resembles a spider web. This faceted glass system is continued on the vaulted roof of seventeen equally spaced panels and an end panel.