Railway System Building

Vezia, Switzerland

Construction of the new Railway System Building near to the southern portal of the Ceneri Base Tunnel.

Project

The building serves as a logistics centre to ensure the monitoring and management of the railway system. Partly underground construction with slab foundation, floor slabs and structural elements components made of in-situ concrete; facade in exposed concrete. In the first phases of the construction site, the excavation work required an anchored sheet pile wall. The inner concrete wall on the slope side is separated from this anchored pile wall by a suitably reinforced filling concrete layer; on the valley side, the foundation has a special "tooth shape" which serves to absorb the significant loads of the adjacent railway line.

Technical data

  • Partially in-ground building
  • Length: approx. 152 m
  • Width: from 11 to 16 m
  • Height: from 6 to 7.5 m

Total cost

Approx. CHF 15'000’000

Timeline

2010: excavation; anchored sheet pile wall
2014: realisation of the concrete slab
2014-2015: realisation of the remaining structural elements
2015: finishing

Customer

AlpTransit San Gottardo SA
CH - 6500 Bellinzona
Ref. MEng. D. Rossi

Services

  • Preliminary design 
  • Detailed design        
  • Tender design       
  • Final construction design 
  • Construction 

Date: 25.01.2019

Areas of expertise

Transport & mobility Environment & water Energy & power Urban development & life science Measurement & surveying

Key people

Stefano Guandalini

Areas of expertise

Transport & mobility Environment & water Energy & power Urban development & life science Measurement & surveying

Key people

Stefano Guandalini