This Month in Premier Construction 27.7
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction.
In this month’s issue we take a look at The Silverstone Experience; we check out Swatch and Omega HQ and we explore Copenhill.
The Silverstone Experience, a brand new £20m tourist attraction, has opened its doors to the public. The Silverstone Experience is an interactive museum, located at the Silverstone track, filled to the brim with motor sporting memorabilia from racing legends including Lewis Hamilton, Nigel Mansell and many more. The Silverstone Experience takes visitors on a thrilling 2.5hour journey celebrating the past, present and future of Silverstone. Fascinating stories of human endeavour, great sporting rivalries and engineering innovation are told using state-of-the-art interactive displays and iconic film and imagery that will appeal to and entertain all age groups.
At 46,778sqm, Swatch and Omega HQ is Shigeru Barn Architects’ largest and most exuberant hybrid mass timber project to date, and one of the largest hybrid mass timber projects in the world.
The Swatch and Omega campus is a monumental timber building project, comprised of three buildings: The Swatch headquarters – Swatch’s multi-storey office space; The Omega Factory – the production centre of Omega watches; and Cité du Temps – the Swatch and Omega museum and conference hall. The buildings share a design language, material palette, and environmental ethos, reflecting the unified brands of Swatch and Omega while expressing each building’s individuality through contrasting structural forms.
Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingles Group, SLA, AKT, Lüchinger+Meyer, MOE and Rambøll, CopenHill has opened as a new breed of waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, hiking trail and climbing wall, embodying the notion of hedonistic sustainability while aligning with Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025. CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke, is a 41,000m² waste-to-energy plant with an urban recreation centre and environmental education hub, turning social infrastructure into an architectural landmark. BIG’s year-round ski plant won the international competition in 2011 and broke ground in 2013.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.