Architects BFB Architekten and Brunet Saunier Architecture have designed the project, which is being built in the town of Schlieren, near Zurich.
Bouygues Entreprises FranceEurope CEO Pascal Minault said: “This contract illustrates our development in the healthcare sector in Switzerland, where investments of some €20 billion are expected over the next 15 years. Losinger Marazzi is benefiting from the expertise of the Bouygues Construction Group, which has completed dozens of hospital projects in recent years in France, the United Kingdom, Canada and other countries.”
The project, which is worth roughly €175m (£127m) to Bouygues Construction, covers the design and construction of a 50,000m² building on eight storeys, with a capacity of 200 beds. The hospital will incorporate a car park and technical facilities on two basement levels, a restaurant, administrative offices, laboratories, x-ray facilities, five operating theatres, an A&E department and a maternity unit.
Geothermal probes will enable the hospital to benefit from zero-carbon energy in line with its commitment to the principles of sustainable development.
It will also advance Swiss use of building information modelling (BIM). The project is one of the first in Switzerland where digital modelling is being carried out collaboratively by architects, civil engineers and HVAC and plumbing specialists.
Some 300 people will be working on site at peak periods. The fitting out phase will begin in autumn 2016 and the hospital is scheduled to open to the public in 2018.