The architectural expression of the new Steinbock building is inspired by sleek urban elegance. Continuous ribbon window connect public spaces in three directions, so that the building functions as an urban edifice. The commercial alley crosses a generous three story, funnel-shaped, tiered open central space, that offers a good overview of the surrounding shops. Furthermore, the basement is directly connected to the train station. The competition was carried out in collaboration with Bearth & Deplazes architects and Implenia.