The glass facade building is nestled in a rolling green field about 8 km north from IWC’s headquarters in Schaffhausen. It was designed to have open areas and bright, spacious rooms for easier collaboration.
According to Voll, “Twenty-five engineering firms, 70 construction companies, and 100 craftsmen have been involved in this project.” In addition, 8400 tons of concrete and 3300 square meters of glass were used to build 13,500 square meters of production area.
The building is the first free standing IWC structure built since the company was established. “The costs of the 1868 building were projected at 100,000 Swiss francs at the time, but climbed to the then astronomical sum of 250,000 Swiss francs.
“It’s good to see we have things under control this time,” Voll says with a smile.