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Milestones.

Company founders Andreas Zachmann, Helmuth Pauli and Hans-Peter Frei, after whom ZPF is named, had the idea of utilising synergies and came together to form ZPF Ingenieure AG in 2001. From the very start, these three civil engineers' close connections with the architectural office Herzog & de Meuron provided a basis.

The result: a series of renowned and outstanding construction projects.

2018

On October 30, three of our projects receive the "Award for Good Buildings Canton Basel-Landschaft Canton Basel-Stadt 2018": Kunstmuseum, Helsinki and Asklepios are excellent!

2018

Our largest timber construction, the Werkhof at Sissach, celebrates its uprising on August 29th.

2018

In April the whole team travel to Porto - sometimes you need a break!

2018

After Fasnacht, we move into our additional office space at Kohlberggasse 1 in Basel.

2017

On August 13th Pfeffingen castle ruin re-opens for visitors - one year earlier than anticipated.

2017

End of march ZPF launches its new website which includes an expert blog – a reflection of the interdisciplinary cooperation on the construction site.

2017

Andreas Zachmann, the only one of ZPF's three founders still active, retires in January and goes travelling.

2016

Foundation stone ceremony for Building 98 on the Roche site in Basel.

2016

Biogen NGM: The ground-breaking ceremony is held in April on Switzerland's largest construction site, in Luterbach, Solothurn. This project is realised in cooperation with the architects at Burckhardt+Partner Basel.

2016

The extended and converted Kunstmuseum Basel opens its doors in April – our latest seamless masonry facade.

2015

Completion of the  Novartis high-rise “Asklepios”.

2015

Heike Egli and Jacqueline Pauli are appointed to the company management. Christian Rudin, Luis Looser and Manuel Wehrle become partners at ZPF.

 

2014

Jacqueline Pauli becomes a partner, Helmuth Pauli retires and Manuel Wehrle joins ZPF.

2014

The Birskopfsteg bridge wins the Swiss steel construction award “Prix Acier”.

2014

ZPF opens its Zurich office at Gartenhofstrasse 15.

2013

Jacqueline Pauli joins in March and Luis Looser in July.

2013

After winter, reconstruction work begins at the ruins of Pfeffingen Castle.

2011

100: The conversion of the Basel City Library, thanks to a winning competition entry with Itten+Brechbühl, is ZPF Ingenieure's hundredth project.

2011

Heike Egli and Ana Maria Eigenmann become partners and Christian Rudin starts his career at ZPF.

2010

The Museum of Cultures Basel is opened after 10 years of planning and construction.

2010

The design for the  Birskopfsteg bridge wins the competition!

2010

With architect Luca Selva, ZPF wins the competition for the FCB Junior Campus.

2010

The Vitrahaus building in Weil am Rhein is opened in March – a very special bridge support structure.

2009

Sali Sadikaj and Nico Ros become ZPF partners and members of the  company's management board. Hans-Peter Frei officially leaves the firm.

2008

The office is moved to Kohlenberggasse 1 in central Basel.

2008

Sali Sadikaj switches to ZPF on the 1st of February.

2008

Basel City Fire Station: The earthquake-resistance measures for the building in the Lützelhof courtyard are finished.

2007

GYB Payerne wins awards: Bauwelt-Preis 2007 and “best architects 08”".

2006

In cooperation with Japan's Fumihiko Maki from Tokyo, Square 3 is built on the Novartis Campus.

2006

Nico Ros joins ZPF on the 1st of November.

2005

Novartis Fabrikstrasse 10 is ZPF's first project with an international architect, Yoshio Taniguchi from Tokyo.

2005

Leafy canopy: The Breite schoolhouse in Muttenz is given a new schoolyard roof – the first of a number of projects with Christ & Gantenbein.

2005

The Schaulager building wins the Beton Architecture Prize 05; Herzog & de Meuron pass the trophy, and recognition, on to ZPF.

2004

Heike Egli officially leaves the office Helmuth Pauli and joins ZPF.

2003

Ana Maria Eigenmann joins ZPF in January 2003.

2003

Biotech-Gebäude building 95: ZPF's first large-scale project with Herzog & de Meuron for Roche.

2001

Planning begins for the Museum of Cultures in Basel.

2001

GYB, Payerne: First winning competition entry for the still-young ZPF Ingenieure AG in cooperation with Boegli Kramp Architekten, Fribourg.

2001

Andreas Zachmann, Helmuth Pauli and Hans-Peter Frei found ZPF Ingenieure AG, with its office at St. Johanns-Vorstadt 82.

-2001

Zachmann, Pauli and Frei work as a team with Herzog & de Meuron on Schaulager in Münchenstein and Rehab Basel.

2018

Our largest timber construction, the Werkhof at Sissach, celebrates its uprising on August 29th.

2018

After Fasnacht, we move into our additional office space at Kohlberggasse 1 in Basel.

2017

Andreas Zachmann, the only one of ZPF's three founders still active, retires in January and goes travelling.

2016

Biogen NGM: The ground-breaking ceremony is held in April on Switzerland's largest construction site, in Luterbach, Solothurn. This project is realised in cooperation with the architects at Burckhardt+Partner Basel.

2015

Completion of the  Novartis high-rise “Asklepios”.

2014

Jacqueline Pauli becomes a partner, Helmuth Pauli retires and Manuel Wehrle joins ZPF.

2014

ZPF opens its Zurich office at Gartenhofstrasse 15.

2013

After winter, reconstruction work begins at the ruins of Pfeffingen Castle.

2011

Heike Egli and Ana Maria Eigenmann become partners and Christian Rudin starts his career at ZPF.

2010

The design for the  Birskopfsteg bridge wins the competition!

2010

The Vitrahaus building in Weil am Rhein is opened in March – a very special bridge support structure.

2008

The office is moved to Kohlenberggasse 1 in central Basel.

2008

Basel City Fire Station: The earthquake-resistance measures for the building in the Lützelhof courtyard are finished.

2006

In cooperation with Japan's Fumihiko Maki from Tokyo, Square 3 is built on the Novartis Campus.

2005

Novartis Fabrikstrasse 10 is ZPF's first project with an international architect, Yoshio Taniguchi from Tokyo.

2005

The Schaulager building wins the Beton Architecture Prize 05; Herzog & de Meuron pass the trophy, and recognition, on to ZPF.

2003

Ana Maria Eigenmann joins ZPF in January 2003.

2001

Planning begins for the Museum of Cultures in Basel.

2001

Andreas Zachmann, Helmuth Pauli and Hans-Peter Frei found ZPF Ingenieure AG, with its office at St. Johanns-Vorstadt 82.