Who we are

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.


What we do

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.



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



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.



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.


A new piece of the city - Westfeld Basel

Around the old Felix-Platter-Spital, now converted into residential space, a showcase project for a trend-setting housing culture was created in 2015 by the building cooperative wohnen&mehr, which was founded for this purpose. This district is sustainable and, above all, affordable housing with a healthy mix of different family forms, age groups and population strata. The first flats have been ready for occupancy since January 2023.

The project

500-550 cooperative flats were built on the 35,000 m2 plot, 400 of them on the part of the site intended for new buildings and about 130 in the converted hospital building. In addition, there was space for neighbourhood uses, services and small businesses.

Our work

We were commissioned to realise the surrounding project for Westfeld Basel. The surrounding project includes the entire outdoor space as well as a narrow allmen area along Hegenheimerstrasse and part of the surroundings of the Felix-Platter-Spital. The areas are largely accessible to the public and, beyond the site, make a contribution to supplementing the open space and footpath offerings for ecological networking as well as for strengthening and revitalising the neighbourhood. The work includes 23,000 m2 of terrain modelling, paving (approx. 8,000 m2), a fountain construction (incl. irrigation technology) and seven tree troughs made of natural stone, equipment and furnishings, as well as all works piping over a length of 2,900 metres. The existing green belt along Ensisheimerstrasse will be additionally upgraded with some interventions in the course of the project.

Between the newly built Felix-Platter-Spital and the new Westfeld building, the forum will open up and lead into the neighbourhood square in front of the converted hospital building. A stone carpet of natural stone slabs lends the place a high value. In contrast to the stone forum and the neighbourhood square, the neighbourhood garden is primarily green and covered with trees.


Walo Bertschinger AG
Bächliackerstrasse 10
4402 Frenkendorf


Walls & Flooring

Building time
November 2021 - April 2023
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