21 January 2018

From Swiss Re Next to Campus Mythenquai


Photograph: © Leonardo Finotti, 2017

The opening of Swiss Re Next in autumn 2017 marked a major milestone for us on our journey towards completing our longer-term project, Swiss Re Campus Mythenquai. Our new office building provides 800 workspaces for 1 100 employees. Campus Mythenquai will comprise six interlinked buildings – Altbau, dating from 1913; Swiss Re Next; Mythenquai 20-28, Escherhaus; Lavaterhaus; and Klubhaus, our Swiss Re employee restaurant.

Altbau is currently undergoing refurbishing and we are using this opportunity to reconfigure those offices in line with the same new flexible workplace concept we rolled out with Swiss Re Next. In recent months, moreover, a temporary employee restaurant went up on the green known as Grünspitz. It will open in February 2018, ensuring seamless employee restaurant operations while the Klubhaus interiors are receiving a redesign to seat the additional diners expected with Campus Mythenquai.

Based on the report and decision by the city landmarks commission of 7 December 2015, the city council voted on 18 May 2016 to remove the existing building at Mythenquai 20-28 from the heritage register. The council decision became final with the Zurich administrative court ruling of 18 August 2017. This paves the way for the next phases in Swiss Re's Campus Mythenquai project, which will see the existing structure at Mythenquai 20-28 being replaced with a state-of-the-art office building that meets strict energy-efficiency and green-building standards. Completion is expected by the mid-2020s, ultimately allowing Swiss Re to transfer all of its 3 300 Swiss-based workforce to Campus Mythenquai.

Please note that there will be no further posts to this microsite until further notice. For more updates on our various Campus Mythenquai projects, visit www.swissre.com throughout 2018.