Swatch and Omega Headquarters Swatch and Omega Headquarters

Having won an international competition to expand the watch company Swatch and Omega’s headquarters in Switzerland, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban plans to add three new buildings to the existing campus in Biel. Placed in a leading center of timber technology, the winning proposal includes wooden structures that house exhibition galleries, a visitor center, public plazas, and a hiking trail.

Ban chose timber as a material for construction because of deference to Biel’s history and because he considers wood to be the earth’s only renewable construction material.

Read more: Shigeru Ban Unveils Plans for Timber Swatch and Omega Headquarters in Switzerland

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