Omega production building with precisely scheduled timber construction

The new Omega premises in Biel are nothing less than the most advanced facility for watchmaking, training and quality control that the watch industry has to offer. The masterpiece was designed by award-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

At a length of 70 metres, a width of 30 metres and a height of 30 metres, the dimensions of the new production and logistics building on the western Omega site are remarkable. The five-storey structure was designed to meet the highest standards in energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. This included the creation of a special climate and energy concept. What’s more, all timber used in the construction came from Swiss forests. Blumer-Lehmann AG was responsible for the planning, production and assembly of the timber structure.

Project details

Shigeru Ban Architects
Project type:
Commercial and industrial, Office and administration
Construction type:
Wood element construction
Timber construction
Biel, Switzerland
Photograph of the Omega production workshop with timber roof structure and bright, open spaces

Modern production facilities

External view of the Omega office building. The interior office finishing and solid wooden beams can be seen through the window

View of the timber skeleton frame

Photograph of the bright Omega production workshop with timber roof structure

Photograph of the Omega production space

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