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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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Sechseläutenplatz, Zurich

For the redesign of the Sechseläutenplatz in Zurich, the focus was on three basic principles: opening up, greening and flexible use of the square. The surface of the new square was formed from stone belts of Vals quartzite cut to size on all sides.

Project description

For the redesign of the Sechseläutenplatz three basic principles were in the foreground: the opening, the greening and the flexible use of the square.

The surface of the new square was formed by stone belts of Vals quartzite cut to size on all sides. These belts have different widths and lengths and create a parquet look through a corresponding laying pattern. A water feature with an underground technical room and pebble islands with assemblies were also integrated into the square.

 

Special features

Various festive events such as Sechseläuten, Züri Fäscht and Street Parade required construction measures and resulted in interruptions to the construction site. Likewise, the construction progress of the technical room of the water feature had to be interrupted for two months due to archaeological excavations of pile dweller settlements.

Shafts, gutters, circus tent guy points, site heights (minimum slope) and the joint pattern had to be staked out very precisely. Very high accuracy was required and therefore checked and re-measured day after day.

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Walo Bertschinger AG
Giessenstrasse 5
8953 Dietikon 1

Service

Road construction & Civil engineering

Walls & Flooring

Building sum
CHF 8 Mio.
Builder
Tiefbauamt der Stadt Zürich (TAZ)
Wasserversorgung Zürich (WVZ)
Dienstabteilung Verkehr (DAV)
Elektrizitätswerk der Stadt Zürich (EWZ)
Construction management
Civil Engineering Office of the City of Zurich
Werdmühle Square 3
8001 Zurich
Details
Project author
Locher Engineers AG
Pelican Square 5
8022 Zurich

Design
General planning team Opus One
c/o VetschPartner Landscape Architects AG
Neumarkt 28
8001 Zurich
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