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Anchored in Switzerland and internationally active, WALO is managed as a family business in the 4th and 5th generation. For over 100 years, WALO has focused on the combination of consistency and innovation.


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WALO is active as an innovative total solutions company in all markets of the construction industry. The family-owned company has established itself as a reliable partner in the construction industry and infrastructure projects in Switzerland and worldwide with its decades of experience and the permanent development of sustainable as well as economical solutions.


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We have successfully implemented many challenging projects. Therefore, we proudly let our references speak for our work.


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Whether residential, industrial, healthcare, outdoor or for sports and leisure facilities - seamless floor coverings have to meet a wide variety of requirements on a permanent basis.


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Good buildings and thus satisfied customers require precise construction work. All our employees, from unskilled workers to engineers, play a key role in ensuring that we achieve this goal time and time again.


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Rhine bank promenade St. Johann

The banks of the Rhine between St. Johann Park and the French border in Basel invite visitors to stroll and linger along the Rhine with a new promenade.

Project description

The Rhine bank between the St. Johann Park and the French border in Basel invites with a new promenade to stroll and linger along the Rhine. ARGE Rheinuferpromenade was awarded the contract for the construction of this new path connection with numerous artificial structures. For this purpose, various structures had to be dismantled in stages. In order to support the height difference of up to twelve meters, various retaining walls and stairs were built in the entire construction site area and these were then clad with natural stone.

 

Special features

In the Rhypark section, a new footbridge was built over the Rhine, which is founded on piles. This steel construction is equipped with a small boat mooring and connects with ramps to the existing construction of the Ueli ferry. Several groynes and floating stairs were constructed in the Rhine, and sheet piling was installed by floating equipment. The existing sheet pile wall of the former port facility was faced with prefabricated concrete elements (6.8 t each). This installation work was carried out from the pontoon and the retaining walls were backfilled with approximately 75,000 m3 of gravel mix. For ecological reasons, this gravel was delivered mainly by ship.

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Walo Bertschinger AG
Bächliackerstrasse 10
4402 Frenkendorf

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Hydraulic engineering

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