Gallery: Shigeru Ban Unveils Plans for Timber Swatch and Omega Headquar...


Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has won an international competition to expand Swatch and Omega’s headquarters in Switzerland. The design involves adding three new buildings to the watch companies’ existing campus in Biel, a leading center of timber technology. Ban’s winning proposal includes three wooden structures that house exhibition galleries, a visitor center, and public plazas, and there will even be a riverside hiking trail.

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