Opening of the Distribution Center
Office and logistics building
Perlen, 22nd September 2016 – The dry goods line of ALDI SUISSE’s new distribution center for Central Switzerland has already been handed over to the company two-and-a-half months ahead of schedule. The project represents ATP’s third commission to build a major central distribution facility for ALDI SUISSE AG following centers in the east and west of the country.
The complex, which measures around 157,000 square meters, includes a logistics center with 80 loading bays and storage capacity for up to 100 outlets and, in front of this, a 100-meter-long, two-story administration building with an elegantly designed entrance area. Alongside architectural and structural engineering services, the integrated design also included an ingenious building services concept. The objective was to minimize the ecological footprint while generating added value. “80 % of the heating needs of the entire center and 100 % of the cooling needs of the administration building are met by groundwater with the help of heat pumps.” This leads to an annual reduction in CO2 emissions of around 320 tons”, explained ATP’s lead project manager the engineer Albert Kompatscher.
In addition to this, the roof of the building was prepared for the construction of photovoltaic plant. This would be able to cover the electricity requirements of the complex three or four-fold with the surplus being fed into the public electricity grid in the form of green electricity. The realization of this innovate plant is dependent upon changes in the energy political climate.