Innenansicht des Neubaus eines Hauptsitzes für die Anklin AG, geplant durch IE Technology

Planning and implementation of a new head office.

Anklin AG is a company which was founded 60 years ago and is now one of the leading providers of endoscopic instruments and peripheral equipment for medical and technical applications in Switzerland. After its previous head office in Binningen had become too small, a pre-developed plot was acquired in Reinach as the home of the new company headquarters, so as to support the technical expertise, the reliability and quality of the high-tech products. To plan and realise the new building and be able to make optimum use of the existing buildings on the plot, IE Technology was commissioned as the design and management contractor.

Building contractor:
Anklin AG, Reinach

Planning and implementation:
IE Technology

Compilation of a feasibility study as well as the planning and implementation of the new company head office in Reinach (BL) as design and build contractor

Planning and construction time:
3 years

Scope of construction:
Operational area: 4,500 m2
SIA volume: 33,500 m3

Investment amount:
CHF 21.5 Mio.

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The challenge.

The acquired plot consisted of an old shed building, a one-storey hall and a three-storey office and commercial building dating from the 1970s. The first step, with the help of a feasibility study, was to determine how the optimum conversion of the existing production halls and industrial buildings could be achieved. As the history of the company Anklin AG is characterised by continuity, it was also necessary to create a new building that would allow for future extensions at any time. In this respect, particular emphasis was placed on the topics of architecture and energy efficiency.

The success factors.

A concept regarding the space / functional programme was jointly developed according to the existing operational sequences and adapted to current and future requirements. On this basis, IE Technology developed a variety of scenarios for the optimum use of the industrial building. The result is a flexible and multifunctional overall concept which includes a building structure that is divided into three levels and provides the possibility for the addition of two more floors. The energy concept is based on the use of geothermal energy, with 16 geothermal probes and a geothermal heat pump, while the electrical drive energy for the building services is largely generated by a photovoltaic system.

3 years

from the feasibility study to completion


and multifunctional overall concept allowing for future extensions


use of the space, taking the existing building fabric into account


and sustainably configured energy concept with geothermal energy, a geothermal heat pump and a photovoltaic system


conceptualisation of the operational layout for interlocking use


cubic volume projects the dynamics of the building’s interior at the external level

“It was the feasibility study that was compiled by IE Technology which made the optimum use of the space possible, taking the current situation of the construction into account. The intelligent operational layout of the new building also allows for the addition of a further two storeys in the sense of a flexibly adjustable and multifunctional overall concept.”

Thomas Anklin,
CEO, Anklin AG, Reinach

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