Riggenbach AG, Brugg (Switzerland)
The cube, with its black façade, stands sovereign over the Brugg industrial district. In the newly built branch of Riggenbach AG, ventilation and airconditioning technicians plan and perfect efficient, environmentally friendly building technologies. The company began as a family business in 1961 and today employs 140 people at three sites in central Switzerland. From planning and production to installation and maintenance, Riggenbach’s specialists produce and service every unit for its entire lifetime. That level of reliability and transparency is unique in this sector – and is reflected in the layout of the top floor, where glass paneled offices contain straightforward furnishings. The USM Haller units are graphite black, to match the outer skin of the cuboid; only special tables in the offices, on which the plans are spread out, have a pearl gray laminate surface – a pleasant background for work that encourages high flying.