The CUBIC has become the epicenter of the Bühler innovation campus. In order to fulfill the desired flexibility of the innovation center, supporting elements – staircase, lifts, and technical access – are concentrated in just three concrete cores.

Object Bühler Innovation Campus CUBIC
architect Carlos Martinez Architekten AG
Site Uzwil, Switzerland
Client Bühler-Immo Betriebs AG
Function Research and innovation campus
Planning period 2016-2017
Year of completion 2018

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These three cores define, together with three patios and three double-storey halls, the center of the CUBIC. Around each of these fixed elements, are two floors of circular, open interior space in the form of rings.

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Converted sea containers, lounge-like furniture, and flexible functioning work spaces create a relaxed atmosphere and break from the convention of the traditional office-structure toward a highly modern co-working space, a place of collaborative research and development.

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On three floors, the building accommodates the project teams of staff members, start-ups as well as students and trainees. In addition to the fascinating spatial structures, the building achieves an intelligent synthesis of flexibility and Leed Gold Label certified sustainability.


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