Swiss Re

Job Credits

  • COLOR:
  • SQUARE FEET: 24000
  • ARCHITECT: Design Collaborative, Fort Wayne, IN
  • INSTALLER: Delaware Glass, Muncie, IN
  • SOLD BY: Spohn Associates, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

Used on this Project

Case Study

Swiss Re, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, offers reinsurance products and related financial services around the world with offices located in more than 25 countries. The company’s new 80,000 sq. ft. regional office building in Fort Wayne is one of the most energy efficient ones in Northeast Indiana.

“Swiss Re has a long tradition of building architecturally exciting and sustainable office buildings around the globe,” according to Neal Arnold, Head of Life and Health North America for Swiss Re.

Two Citadel systems were utilized on the project. Approximately 12,000 sq. ft. of Envelope 2000® metal composite material (MCM) was installed using Citadel’s Reveal (RV) System, a field-assembled attachment method utilizing perimeter moldings. The panels were finished in Clear Anodized, Gun Metal, and Silver Metallic. In addition, 12,000 sq. ft. of GlazeGuard® 1000 glazing infill panels were also installed.

Design for the project was provided by Design Collaborative, Fort Wayne. Swiss Re was very involved in the initial design phase, according to Kelly Shields, project architect. “We had lots of conference calls with people around the world,” said Shields. “Swiss Re is a very eco-conscious company and they wanted a clean, modern look. We were able to accomplish that with a minimal palette of basically glass and the metal panels. The real advantage to the Citadel product is that you can get the metal panel look but Citadel is a lot more cost effective than many of the other options.”

The Citadel panels were installed by Delaware Glass, Muncie, IN . The general contractor on the project was Harold McComb & Son, Inc., Fort Wayne.

The Citadel representative was Spohn Associates, Inc., Indianapolis.

Citadel Architectural Products, Inc. offers one of the most complete selections of cladding solutions in the industry. From high-end fabricated metal composite material (MCM) to field-assembled systems and glazing infill panels, Citadel provides value at all levels. For more information, call (800) 446-8828.