|Alternative names||Building 1 (Bau 1)|
|Tallest in Switzerland since 18 September 2015[I]|
|Preceded by||Prime Tower (Zürich)|
|Named for||Hoffmann-La Roche|
|Groundbreaking||9 May 2012|
|Opened||18 September 2015|
|Cost||CHF 550 million|
|Floor area||74,200 m²|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Herzog & de Meuron|
The building, also known as "Building 1" (German: Bau 1), was financed by pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche and designed by Herzog & de Meuron. It cost 550 million Swiss francs to build, and it was expected to reach three billion by the time the 205-metre research facility "Building 2" was finished.
When finished on 18 September 2015, Roche Tower overtook Prime Tower in Zürich as Switzerland's tallest building, the latter having held the record for four years. Strict planning laws mean there are few skyscrapers in the country.
- "Switzerland's tallest building officially opened". Swiss Info. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
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