The new Zurich North America Headquarters was designed to reflect the company’s global reach and world-class stature.
The new Zurich North America Headquarters was designed to reflect the company’s global reach and world-class stature. The architectural character of the 783,800-square-foot complex reinforces an image of reliability and success through its bold simplicity in form, a timeless material palette, and its commitment to sustainability. Composed of three primary “bars” that are offset and stacked, the arrangement creates unique spaces for collaboration, open views of the surrounding landscape, optimizes solar orientation for amenities, and provides programmatic flexibility not found in typical office buildings. The top “bar” of the complex soars 11 stories and cantilevers toward downtown Chicago, providing visual identity along the interstate while projecting the strength and future focus of the company.
Zurich currently employs approximately 2,500 people in Schaumburg and also has an office in downtown Chicago. The new campus aligns with Zurich’s commitment to building sustainable communities with a focus on energy and operational efficiencies, wellness and includes input from employees to create the best workspace for the future.
Concrete Strategies, Inc. (CSI) offered additional added value by providing structural concrete foundations and walls, slab on grade, elevator core/bottoms, cast-in-place stairs, precast panels for the garage and office building.