Coop’s existing production and logistics centre in Schafisheim (AG) was expanded and mod-ernised for over CHF 600 million. At the heart of the extension, which was the largest private construction site in Switzerland at the time of construction, is a new building measuring 185 x 100m in size and 58m high, 28m of which is below ground level in a former gravel pit.
The new building comprises a distribution & empties centre, a national deep-freeze warehouse as well as a large-scale bakery and a pastry shop. The new building will be connected to the existing buildings by a 162m long, two-storey walkway that passes over a cantonal road.
Highlights regarding the load-bearing structures include, among other things, a 10.8 x 9.2m wide slab, on which stands a deep-freeze, high-bay storage facility with a load capacity of 7 t/m2 at a sag limit of 1/1000, a ribbed slab spanning 20m underneath a building bypass that can be driven on by 60-ton lorries, more than 100,000 m2 of highly stressed floor slabs with a column grid of 8.4 x 8.4m that is partially prefabricated (Elsaesser slabs) as well as a 75m wide, two-storey connecting walkway with a steel/concrete composite construction spanning a total length of 162m.
2012 to 2015
Coop Cooperative, Real Estate Division, Berne
IE Industrial Engineering Zürich AG, Zurich
FUNCTION WITHIN PROJECT
Structural engineering from concept to completion (in an engineering consortium)