LUC Switzerland: Visit of the Durchmesserlinie with Holcim
08 Dec 2010 in Alumni by Jona Hampe
December 8th, 2010: Zurich
Together with our Corporate Partner Holcim, the Local UNITECH Chapter Switzerland visited one of the biggest and most complex construction sites in Switzerland, the new Durchmesserline in Zurich. With this project, Switzerland's main railway hub, Zurich main station, is extended by a few new subterranean train tracks. For this, a river had to be re-channeled and a large new tunnel had to be dug; all of this without interfering with the station's busy schedule.
The event started with a series of presentations where Holcim representatives and the construction site's leading engineer explained the challenges they face at the Durchmesserlinie. Afterward, we were guided through the various areas of the construction site and finally, Holcim offered snacks and drinks.
You can find the pictures here