In Marly, near Fribourg, a decommissioned paper mill is being developed into an eco-district as part of the “One Planet Living” concept. Recyclable building materials are in particularly high demand, which is why the ceramic Urban proved so popular.
A conscious effort is being made to use innovative solutions in the new district, which is being built on the site of a former paper mill in Marly. For example, the fifteen-storey façade of the already completed “Plugin 4” tower is clad with the new Urban T tile. This boasts the fastest installation system of the Urban profiles. Most importantly, however, the all-ceramic building shell is 100% recyclable and its substructure is non-combustible, meaning it can also be used in high-rise buildings. The red brick cladding also reflects the town’s industrial history. The room numbers and signage boards, too, are ceramic – made from the same clay from Laufen that is used to make the Urban.
Client: Marly Innovation Center
Architecture: CCHE Lausanne SA and Magizan SA
Façade planning: GFT Fassaden AG, St. Gallen
Company: Facetec SA, Crissier
Product: Urban T, Christianshavn