Architekt Krischanitz ZT GmbH wins architectural competition to redevelop Zurich Insurance Group’s global headquarters in Zurich


WEBWIRE – Thursday, October 04, 2012

Zurich – Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is pleased to announce the results of the architectural competition it launched in December 2011 for the redevelopment of its Corporate Center at Mythenquai 2 in Zurich: The jury has decided to award the first prize to the project “ZUMY” submitted by Architekt Krischanitz ZT GmbH, with further recommended adaptations.

A total of 15 architects were invited by Zurich to participate in the competition, both local and international offices. The jury of experts consisted of representatives from the company as well as selected planning and construction specialists and one expert from the Canton of Zurich.

The future Corporate Center will offer its employees an enhanced, efficient and flexible working environment that meets the latest standards and reflects the company’s sustainable management practices and policies, which, in turn, enhance employee efficiency and performance. The renovation and redevelopment of the Corporate Center also underscores the Group’s corporate history as well as its strong attachment to the city and the local community.

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Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.



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