For 24 years, the company EvoBus Schweiz AG was spread across locations around Zurich. Since spring 2020, the workshop and administration have been centrally located in a newly built operations building in Winterthur-Wülflingen. Montana also contributed to the modern, appealing architecture - aesthetically and acoustically.
EvoBus Schweiz AG, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, has consolidated all its responsibilities at one location. The company, which is part of the EvoBus Group and thus Europe's largest bus manufacturer, has housed its workshops and administration in a new, spacious building in Winterthur-Wülflingen since April 2020. This shines with impressive figures: It is 115 metres long and 45 metres wide, and it includes 16 workshop tracks, one of them is designed for electric buses - the largest of this kind in Switzerland. The inviting complex opens up new possibilities and amenities, such as a bistro, customer parking, a bus charging infrastructure and opportunities for round trips. With three dedicated class rooms, EvoBus Schweiz AG has also become a training centre for electromobility. The investment volume for the entire facility was 30 million euros.
Form follows function
With such a building of volume and its strong focus on functionality, architects are particularly challenged to create a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing whole. They have succeeded with clear lines, a uniform language of form and perceptible uniformity. The form is logical and legible and fulfils the promise that the exterior, the building envelope, also refers to the processes inside.
Montana's MONTANATHERM® elements on the exterior façade helped to show off the modern architecture to its full advantage. In addition, the excellent sound absorption values of the perforated SWISS PANEL® SP 80A on the inside ensure perfect room acoustics when working in an industrial environment.
Architect: Christian Schüpbach AG, Andelfingen
Owner: EvoBus (Schweiz) AG, Winterthur