In the summer of 2021, the smino team visited the uptownBasel project to see the progress of the largest construction project in northwestern Switzerland. With 100,000 m2 of rental space, “uptownBasel” offers excellent location conditions for innovative companies with modern workplaces and the best conditions to enable the digital transformation of companies.
uptown Basel is to become the competence center for the industry of the future. A co-working space with up to 2,000 jobs and 50 high-tech companies. The company FANKHAUSER is known for its creative ideas in site development and initiated the project. We at smino are proud to be part of this prestigious project and to help shape Industry 4.0. We wish all those involved continued success in the completion of what is currently the largest construction project in northwestern Switzerland, setting new standards not only in its size, but also in the way the project participants work together. Managing Director Hans-Jörg Fankhauser is particularly proud of this project: ” With uptown Basel, we are creating the smart manufacturing hub with connections all over the world.”
A mega project must be well organized
For a project of this size, it is important to ensure smooth communication and secure and up-to-date data exchange. “Thanks to smino, our effort is halved and the error rate has also been massively reduced!” says Fankhauser. “They work with smino the same way they work with CAD”.
Use directly already during planning
According to Hans-Jörg Fankhauser, the project started with classic Excel spreadsheets and protocols. “When we realized that the speed would increase, we integrated smino directly into the first building and now use smino as a communication tool in the other buildings as well,” explains Fankhauser. The possibility to use the tool already in the planning phase was also decisive for the selection.
We would like to thank Hans-Jörg Fankhauser for his time and the interesting insights into this prestigious project.