The 262-foot Limmat Tower is regarded as the centerpiece of one of Dietikon, Switzerland’s newer districts, Limmatfeld. At its impressive height, the structure towers high above the district, making it Rapidplatz square’s most recognizable feature. Architect Lukas Huggenberger explains, “The tower creates a central point for Limmatfeld in the way a church used to do for a medieval town.”
The tower, which serves as a mixed residential high rise, boasts a sleek and modern aesthetic. The monolithic structure was deliberately designed to be different from the traditional glass-fronted facades of the buildings immediately surrounding the area. Inspired by the Chicago skyscrapers of the early 21st century, Limmat Tower takes on the traditional shape of the average office block, presenting a rather striking visual in Limmatfeld, before tapering off at the top.