With 400,000 inhabitants, Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and perhaps the smallest metropolis in the world. More than 850 international companies have their headquarters or main Swiss offices here. Zurich is also one of the world’s most important financial centres and ranks 8th on the Global Financial Centres Index. Political, economic and financial stability, a spirit of innovation and a business-friendly climate make Zurich a perfect base for companies from all over the world.
Home to ETH, an elite European university, Zurich is a world-class research and development hub. Technology leaders such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, ABB, Biogen, Johnson & Johnson and Roche conduct research and development here.
With its unique location on Lake Zurich, the Alpine panorama and its cultural offerings, the city offers an almost unparalleled quality of life. Zurich is almost always among the top positions worldwide rankings of quality of life.
Infrastructure and transport connections are excellent. The offices are located in District 2, centrally on the left bank of Lake Zurich. The seaside resort of Enge, the wonderful parks and the red factory give the district a unique Mediterranean flair. And all this in the immediate vicinity of the historic centre.
This prestigious Art Nouveau building dating from 1897 is located in a prime central location in downtown Zurich. Numerous financial institutions, embassies and large national and international companies are located in the immediate vicinity of this impressive building.
The six-storey building is accessed via a magnificent staircase, lovingly restored as part of an extensive renovation in 2006. Exquisite stucco work and impressive, historical wall and ceiling paintings welcome visitors to this prestigious address.
The impression continues seamlessly throughout the office units in this mixed-use residential and commercial building: soaring stucco ceilings, high-quality wooden floors, modern office technology, selected materials – you notice immediately that this is a place like no other.
Two apartments and several office floors are spread over 1,400 square metres in this approximately 120-year-old building. In addition, the complex also features storage and functional areas.
The building follows a clear concept throughout, combining a rich history with modern requirements.
The historic core of this landmark building was meticulously renovated in 2006 with a loving eye for detail. As part of the renovation, the offices were modernised according to the wishes of the tenant.
Carefully selected materials, luxurious, fine-wood parquet flooring and high ceilings with ornate stucco work create an extremely prestigious impression on users and visitors alike. During the renovation, the building’s technical equipment was also completely updated.
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|Total rental area (Office)||844 sqm|
|Ground floor||Office||195 sqm|
The building was extensively renovated and fitted out. In addition to two apartments, modern, contemporary offices are now located on several floors.
During the renovation, great care was taken to balance the complex’s 120-year history with the demands of future-oriented companies.
Accordingly, the historical structure was painstakingly restored. No expenses or effort were spared as all areas were brought up to modern technical standards.
For example, ventilation, sun protection, air conditioning in some sections, two lifts, high-quality parquet floors and modern safety technology were installed.
The office building at Gartenstraße 16 is located in Zurich, District 2, Quartier Enge, in the centre of the city. Numerous consulates, embassies and large national and international companies including Google, Swiss Life and Deloitte Consulting are based in the quarter.
The quarter has also made a name for itself as an excellent, pleasant residential area with lots of greenery. The shores of Lakes Sihl, Limmat and Zurich are just a few steps away from the building. There is also an excellent selection of local amenities.
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