In Greifensee, a small community in the canton of Zurich, people are relieved to have found a quick and high-quality solution to the space problems at the Ocht kindergarten. "We urgently needed an additional quiet room in which to conduct German lessons for our foreign and multilingual children," explains Sonja Caruso from Kindergarten Ocht. "Because good understanding is an important prerequisite for the success of such lessons." Since a conventional building was out of the question due to the long planning and realization phase as well as the comparatively high budget requirements, the local council opted for the cost- and time-saving modular solution from Huber SwissHouse. "I am very impressed with this construction method due to the great indoor climate and comfort," emphasizes Armin Mühlebach, local councilor of Greifensee. "This modular solution also offers us maximum flexibility in current and future use and many options, such as subletting at a later date." The modular building, which was realized by Huber SwissHouse within a few weeks, is based on three steel-frame modules that were erected on a concrete foundation, thus enabling the addition or extension of another module at any time.
Modules that leave nothing to be desired
"Due to its standardization, the steel frame construction we have developed considerably shortens the time-consuming planning and prefabrication phase of conventional modular construction," says Board member Martin Schuster. At the same time, the module pioneer can offer a huge selection of designs, sizes and equipment options and thus respond to the specific needs of customers. In terms of interior design, Huber SwissHouse offers the entire range of floor coverings as well as countless options for the interior walls and the design of the sanitary and kitchen facilities. The customer is also king when it comes to the design of the exterior façade: Individual design ideas can be implemented with a textile covering, as in the Ocht kindergarten, or with plaster, wood or corrugated aluminum profiles.
Leading the way in the international module market - also in terms of full service and efficiency
At Huber SwissHouse, the motto "Everything from a single expert source" applies, emphasizes Martin Schuster: "In all phases of the construction project - i.e. from the requirements analysis, through implementation and acceptance, to the services after completion of construction - we are available to the building owner as the sole contact partner. This saves time, money and nerves and minimizes the investment risk." 2 Due to the precise calculability of the modular solutions and the cost-saving logistics, Huber SwissHouse can guarantee a favorable and transparent price-performance ratio: The room system, which is based on international standards, can be efficiently transported worldwide as a kit. In addition, Huber SwissHouse has a global network of professional service providers and suppliers and can react quickly to the needs of its customers. The very short construction phase also has a positive effect on the payback period - a convincing argument for any investor! These qualitative and financial advantages have also convinced local councillor Armin Mühlebach: "We recommend these modules to other municipalities, because in terms of costs, punctuality and personal consulting services by Huber SwissHouse, our expectations have been fully met."
At a glance: This speaks for Huber SwissHouse modules
Up to 50 percent less planning effort and 20-40 percent lower costs compared to conventional modular system construction and conventional building techniques
No engineering required due to the statically stable steel frames Lower transport costs thanks to the kit system
30 to 50 percent shorter construction time than timber modular and hybrid construction; thus rapid amortization
Consistently high quality and optimal suitability even for use in extreme climates
Can be expanded at any time with additional modules and uncomplicated interior adaptation thanks to exchangeable wall elements
Wide range of design options from basic systems to premium extensions with high-quality interior fittings
Very good energy balance; even Minergie standard possible
Problem-free deconstruction and optimal reuse
Individual aesthetic design, pleasant working climate and homeliness
Long service life of 40 to 60 years
About the company Huber SwissHouse
Founded in 2012 and based in Zurich, the company is run as a family business. Martin Huber, an economist who graduated from the University of St. Gallen, is the board member responsible for strategic management and development. Huber SwissHouse works as a GU as well as TU and, with its partner companies GCG construction AG and A2017 Architekten, has around 40 specialists in the fields of architecture, construction management, construction controlling, design and rendering creation. The partner network attaches particular importance to the sound training of future specialists: Thus, apprentices are employed in all Huber SwissHouse projects.