Multi-storey residential building Lenzburg

Together with the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Renggli, AXA has developed a high-performance hybrid construction system in timber and steel.

The prefabricated timber modules can be inserted into the steel framework in just a few hours onsite. Using an intelligent clever concept and three standardised types of apartments, this construction system can be adopted in other residential buildings in larger scales in both width and height. This visionary project provides the solution to replace the outdated buildings in the affordable rental apartment market with new ones in a fast, innovative and cost-effective way. Besides, the construction system can also be used as temporary dwellings for major renovation projects.

InvestorAXA Investment Managers Schweiz AG
Project developmentAXA Investment Managers Schweiz AG, Berner Fachhochschule (Architektur, Holz und Bau), Renggli AG
ArchitectureRenggli AG
Turnkey contractorRenggli AG
EngineeringRenggli AG
Construction time2018 - 2019
ConstructionHigh performance hybrid construction system with timber modules and steel framework
FacadeThree-side: east, south, west Vertical timber folded boarding, color: glazed, Eterno facade grey/(Feyco) light grey, spruce, pressure impregnation

One-side: north Troughed sheet coil coated steel, color: RAL 9007 Grey Aluminum
Use20 rental apartments, with one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments
Service Renggli AGTurn-key contractor

Modular construction
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Prefabrication of the modules in Renggli’s factory in Schötz, Switzerland