La Tour Opale, Switzerland
The Minergie® building in Geneva with 19 floors is the new jewel in the city of Geneva. The glass façade covers 15 200 m² of living and retail space.
- Building Location
- Geneva, Switzerland
- Project type
- Commercial, Residential
- Project size
- 17 485 m²
- Lacaton & Vassal
- SBB Real Estate
- SVS SA
- Products used
- Dockskin® 200, Fentrim® IS 2, Fentrim® IS 20
In close cooperation between the Canton of Geneva and the Swiss Railway SBB, an urban centre is being created on the SBB Chêne-Bourg station site. The lighthouse project is the residential and commercial tower called OPALE. The building is 19 storeys high and the façade is completely made of glass.
Difficult conditions, great solution
The OPALE Tower is the third highest building in the city of Geneva. The construction schedule of the building had to be coordinated with the "Leman Express" project. It was built under difficult conditions, such as time pressure and bad weather. All air and windtightness requirements were solved with SIGA Fentrim. The good reputation of the adhesive tape in the metal construction industry was once again confirmed.
From planning to implementation
SIGA helped the general contractor to work out the technical details: which SIGA products are suitable for the construction project, which functionalities are required? Afterwards questions of fire safety had to be clarified and finally we took care of the trouble shooting directly on the construction site to eliminate last uncertainties on site.