The tower Upper One is an emblematic intervention designed by Buro Happold Engineering.
The tower will accommodate 34 floors of offices and 17 floors of hotels for a total of 35’940 m2 and 11’000 m2 respectively.
The building is built upon a parking garage with 5 floors constructed underground.
In this context, GEOEG was involved in the schematic design of a mixed geothermal foundation for the tower.
GEOEG provided its expertise to develop the energy, geotechnical, and structural design of a complex geothermal foundation comprising 53 energy barrettes, 7’000 m2 of energy walls, and 1’700 m2 of energy slabs, which is going to provide renewable heating and cooling to the building 24/7 through the harvesting of shallow geothermal energy from the underground.
KW of supplied renewable energy
m² of conditioned spaces