LLB: Ground-breaking ceremony for “Campus Giessen”

Vaduz, 25 August 2023. “Campus Giessen” will be a modern, open and flexible office building. The ground-breaking ceremony held on 24 August 2023 marked the start of construction work on the new building of Liechtensteinische Landesbank (LLB) in the centre of Vaduz.

Campus Giessen
f.l.: Arnold Frick (Frickbau), Patrick Fürer (CDO LLB-Gruppe),
Gabriel Brenna (CEO LLB-Gruppe), Petra Miescher (Bürgermeisterin Vaduz), Georg
Wohlwend (LLB VR-Präsident), Jean-Claude Zurflüh (Generalunternehmung HRS),
Marc Fisler (Architekt, BE), Christian Tabernigg (Architekt, BE), Fabian Hilbe
(LLB), Stefan Marxer (LLB), Klaus Nagl (HRS), Markus Walser (HRS)


LLB is moving along a growth trajectory. Liechtenstein's longest-established bank recently announced its growth plans for the Swiss market as well as the opening of a German branch, with locations in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Munich – but it will also need more space in Liechtenstein. The building strategy involves the development of a new office building, allowing for centralised workplaces. This will result in the construction of "Campus Giessen" in the heart of Vaduz, which will offer space for around 250 employees. 

Enhancement of the Äuli district

With a lightweight design, the building will be made from wood and concrete as a hybrid construction spread over five floors. "Campus Giessen" will considerably enhance the attractiveness of outdoor spaces in the Äuli district. 

In his speech at the ground-breaking ceremony, Group Chief Digital & Operating Officer Patrick J. Fürer stressed LLB’s commitment to the Liechtenstein financial centre: "As the longest-established bank in Liechtenstein, one of our priorities with the new building is to give something back to the people of Liechtenstein." The development of a campus between Städtle and Giessen will offer a new place to meet.

The ground floor will host community facilities, including a large seminar room. The building will be surrounded on the outside by an arcade, offering an informal, semi-public space. On the upper floors, employees will be able to enjoy a landscaped internal courtyard. Walkways will reach around the entire courtyard on the second and third floors. There will be gaps in the west-side façade, facing on to the Rhine, on the first and fourth floors, giving rise to an interplay of spatial transparency and plasticity. 

Focused on sustainability

Sustainability is a key element of LLB's strategy. From the planning phase, through construction to operation, "Campus Giessen" will be rigorously focused on sustainability. As a green building, "Campus Giessen" has received gold LEED certification and will comply with the Minergie-P eco standard. 

Construction work on "Campus Giessen" is due to finish in the third quarter of 2025, when the Bank will move in.

Campus Giessen
Visualisation of the new office building "Campus Giessen".