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PartnerRe Office, Zurich

OOS accompanies PartnerRe in its overarching strategy for sharpened differentiation. The developed interior architecture is an expression of the entrepreneurial vision and values of the reinsurer. At the location in Zurich West, office environments of around 5500m2 have been created, which bring collaboration and communication to the center.

After a successful competition phase, OOS is supporting the internationally operating reinsurer PartnerRe with the development and implementation of the new vision for its office environment at the Zurich location. The move from the previous office building in the exclusive Seefeld area to the urban „Zurich West“ is part of the company‘s overall strategy to strengthen its differentiation. With the design of the „single-tenant“ tenant fit-out in the new Allreal office building, OOS is pursuing PartnerRe’s strategy in a pioneering way on an area of 5500m2.

The new premises promote a collegial, family-like working culture and underline the reinsurer‘s collaborative and partnership-based principle. The spatial result is preceded by the demanding process of bringing together the different aspects of the company‘s values with the aim of setting PartnerRe apart from other reinsurers, also in terms of spatial appearance. This led to the interior design requirement to express values such as trust and reliability and to combine these with openness, agility and a touch of youthfulness.

Collaboration and communication are not only central as corporate values, but also in the premises: attractive, cleverly placed communication areas and internal staircases structure the rooms and thus support a collegial work culture. The concept of „Verdichtung“ visually differentiates the different room areas and at the same time creates an arch across the entire building. From visually quiet room areas to densely populated „centres“, the wide range of rooms is placed in a context where visitors and employees can orientate and move intuitively.

Project Details

Partner Reinsurance Europe SE
Internal Team
Jan Gloeckner, Gonçalo A. Manteigas, Anja Pleyer, Eveline Moser, Timothy Hildenbrand-Severo, Susanne Higgins
External Team
Amstein + Walthert (acoustics), r+b (electrical engineer), Wallimann (catering planning), RMB (domestic engineer), Sektor 4 (lightning planning), Jonas Kuhn (photography)