Swisscom Business Campus

Lead DesignerHolzer Kobler Architekturen GmbH
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Prize(s)2nd Place in Interior Design / Office
Entry Description

Based on the notion of the “office of the future”, the Swisscom Business Campus offers an advanced professional working environment in the upcoming district of Zurich West. Aligned to the individual working methods of both employees as well as external business partners the campus houses a variety of individual co-creation zones: the generous, open office plan includes “hot desk” zones, retreat nooks, informal discussion rooms, think tank tech-driven spaces and a relaxation lounge.

The design task of Holzer Kobler Architekturen entailed creating an inspiring atmosphere and devising intelligent solutions for the use of space and functional furniture. At the same time a new comprehensive corporate identity was to be designed and implemented in close cooperation with the client. Enabling interaction between people was a crucial aspects for Swisscom – hence flexible spaces were created which can be used for internal project work and as well as for external meetings and events.


Holzer Kobler Architekturen was formed in Zurich in 2004 by Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler; another studio was opened in Berlin in 2012. The office operates internationally, covering a broad spectrum of activities from urban planning to architecture, from scenography to exhibition curatorship. A multidisciplinary team comprising architects, designers, graphic artists and curators and the collaboration with a tightly knit network encompassing business, research and culture shapes its special approach to projects.

Awards and Prize

The American Architecture Prize 2017
International Design Award IDA 2016, Silber Kategorie
Interior Design und lobende Erwähnung Kategorie Office
2017 Häuser des Jahres 2017 für Einfamilienhaus
2017 Iconic Awards 2017, Auszeichnung Architecture Winner
2017 Luigi Micheletti Award 2017, Special Commendation
2016 Iconic Awards 2016, Auszeichnung Architecture Winner
2016 German Brand Award 2016, Kategorie: Industry Excellence in
Branding –Culture & Non-Governmental
2016 Niedersächsischer Staatspreis für Architektur 2016
2014 AIT International Retail & Presentation Award 2014
2014 Thüringer Preis zur Förderung der Baukultur 2014
2013 Iconic Awards 2013, Auszeichnung Event/ Exhibition
2013 Luigi Micheletti Award 2013, 1. Preis
2011 Auszeichnung vorbildlicher Bauten, im Land Hessen,
Besondere Anerkennung
2009 Hannes-Meyer-Preis des Landesvorstandes des BDA
Sachsen-Anhalt Anerkennung
2008 Grand Prix Design der Schweizerischen
2008 Tourismuspreis Sachsen-Anhalt, Auszeichnung
2007 Europäischer Museumspreis