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Aglaya garden high-rise (Switzerland)

Prefabrication enables more sustainable construction

Aglaya garden high-rise (Switzerland)


Risch-Rotkreuz, Schweiz

Nemetschek Group Brands



Nägele Betonfertigteil- und Transportbetonwerk GmbH


Zug Estates

A high-rise blooms - thanks to precast elements

In the Swiss community of Risch-Rotkreuz, the Zug Estades Group is transforming a former industrial area into modern living space. An exceptionally successful office and residential building there is the "Aglaya Garden Tower" with 85 high-quality apartments and 1800 m² of office space.

One of the special features of the 70-meter-high tower is its intensively planted facade, which attracts all eyes from spring to fall and enhances the quality of life for residents. The key to this is large plant troughs made of prefabricated concrete elements that also form the facade. Responsibility for the troughs and all precast elements - from planning and element design to production - was in the hands of Nägele, a company based in Röthis.

The Nägele precast concrete and ready-mix concrete plant is located in Vorarlberg and is a subsidiary of the Bodner Group. What began more than 100 years ago as a simple master mason business is now one of the most modern production plants for sophisticated precast concrete parts weighing up to 40 tons. Nägele's central success factors are many years of know-how, meticulous planning, exact cost estimation and the use of the best materials and state-of-the-art equipment.

For many years, Nägele has been relying on Allplan Precast for efficient precast design and detailing. In total, the precast manufacturer generated 824 plans and was able to save around 206 working hours by using Allplan Precast. Nägele designed and produced an impressive 1,770 precast elements, which were delivered on time and in perfect quality.

Automated workflows enable faster design and detailing of precast elements

„We are pleased that we were able to make the greening of the award-winning Aglaya high-rise possible thanks to our precast façade elements. We managed to design all the precast elements very efficiently and precisely thanks to our experience and our Allplan Precast software. What we find particularly great about Allplan Precast is the 1-click reinforcement and the automated generation of the shop drawings.“

Dipl.-Ing. Raphaela Breu, Operations Management / Project and Site Management, Nägele Betonfertigteil- und Transportbetonwerk GmbH