The Circle - the largest construction site in Switzerland and medifa right in the thick of it
Together with our Swiss partner Mediwar, we are currently building 3 operating rooms and 7 small surgery rooms for the mega construction project "The Circle" at Zurich airport.
It is currently the largest construction project in Switzerland.
The rooms will be used by the University Hospital Zurich (USZ) as an outpatient health centre. It offers medical services at university level in a state-of-the-art infrastructure.
The Circle is located directly at the airport, the USZ together with restaurants and shops is located directly at the south square of the building complex. In addition to the treatment of specific health problems, the USZ also conducts research and teaches and trains junior medical staff.
medifa takes is responsible for the complete assembly planning, production, delivery and installation of the substructure, walls, ceilings and doors of 10 rooms (operating theatres and small surgery rooms) for the construction of the outpatient health centre. As on any large construction site, the coordination of the individual trades working simultaneously and the delivery and transport of the material to the construction site is a particular challenge. After registration there is a 30-minute slot for entry and unloading.
Point of delivery
Within this time, the material must be delivered and taken to the construction site on floors 6, 7 and 8 with the construction hoist. Parallel to our work, the finished floor is currently being installed on site. Our installation team masters new challenges every day and has to keep to a tight schedule.
Work started on floor 6, in which the substructure including lead protection was already installed. Here the area up to the raw ceiling is now "partitioned", then the on-site raw floor is installed.
3 Small surgery rooms substructure with lead protection
Now we continue with the substructure and the lead protection of the three operating and the small surgery room on floor 7. Then follows the 8th floor with the substructure for another three small surgery rooms.
After the completion of the substructure on the 8th floor, the walls and ceilings will be closed and the doors will be installed on the 6th floor. After that, floors 7 and 8 will follow.
The completion of the operating and surgery rooms is planned for the end of October, 2020 "The Circle" will go into operation and the first surgeries will be carried out.