'Aquila' high-rise residential and office development, Basel, Switzerland

A 20-storey building, 66 m high, has been erected in a suburb of the city of Basel using hybrid construction methods. The design specifically combined the advantages of solid and timber constructions. The stringent fire protection requirements were met by installing fermacell Gypsum Fibreboards. 


  • Project completed in 2015
  • Hybrid construction - facade consists of prefabricated, non-structural timber elements
  • fermacell Gypsum fibreboards 12.5 mm and 18 mm (15000 m2 installed on site, 18000 m2 installed in the factory)