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Gespräche am Fluss 2019 in Bern

The long-standing event Gespräche am Fluss took place in Bern at the restaurant Schwellenmätteli after taking our anniversary year off in 2018.

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The print magazine KOMPLEX 2019 is out now!

Following the launch of komplex-magazin.ch, the twelfth issue of the print magazine is now available in a completely new look.

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Halter Immobilien becomes Tend by Jan Paulich

Halter Immobilien AG’s new brand identity was first made public last May. Now the real estate-service provider has switched to Tend AG for good.

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KOMPLEX now (also) digital by Nik Grubenmann

After ten years as a print magazine, KOMPLEX, the magazine of Halter AG, is now also available in digital form.

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Non-profit residential projects part of Halter's DNA

Halter has a long-standing tradition of working with cooperatives. The global service contractor's transparent and digitized approach to projects offers an ideal solution for affordable housing.

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Three nights in MOVEment by Jan Paulich

«The MOVEment prototype is so close to reality you could see what it's like to live there,» they'd said, jokingly. «Why not? It'd be cool,» I'd quipped. So, I suppose I had only myself to blame. Before I knew it, I was a guinea pig, stuck inside a futuristic-looking apartment with a group of sliding modules.

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Halter launches MOVEment

MOVEment is a surprisingly smart and simple spatial concept. Using moveable modules, you can create as many different configurations as you wish at the touch of a key.

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In the Decision Room by Jan Paulich

"Alexa Trigger: start meeting!" The light goes on. I'm standing in a spacious, futuristic-looking conference room in Zürich-West, surrounded by screens, a drone conspicuously on view, and I'm the guest of Matthias Knuser, who has just given the voice command and is showing me around today.

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100 Years of Halter (Part 3) by Monika Burri, Sabine von Fischer

The Halter company was founded in Altstetten in 1918 and today looks back on its first 100 years. The third part of this three-part corporate history focuses on the repositioning under Balz Halter, who has transformed the traditional construction and real estate company, now in its third generation, into a specialist in site development.

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100 Years of Halter (Part 2) by Monika Burri, Sabine von Fischer

The Halter company was founded in Altstetten in 1918 and today looks back on its first 100 years. In Part 2 of this three-part chronicle, Jost Halter, the founder's son, guides the company safely and securely through the boom-and-bust years of the post-war era.

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100 Years of Halter (Part 1) by Monika Burri, Sabine von Fischer

The Halter company was founded in Altstetten in 1918 and today looks back on its first 100 years. Part 1 of our three-part corporate history describes how its founder, Wilhelm Halter, created solid foundations on which the family-owned company prospered.

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Halter Renovations launches the online renovation cost calculator

Replacement new build or renovation? This is a question that faces owners of properties which are nearing the end of their life cycle. A simple online tool now supports the decision-making process.

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"Digitization must serve to produce better results." by Nik Grubenmann

The area between the station and the heart of Münchenstein is well developed and has been put to industrial use until now. In the years ahead, there are plans to turn it into an attractive urban residential district with a wide range of uses and facilities, and functioning as the centre. A first significant milestone in the planning process is the urban development competition, and the individuals in charge of the project have opened up new avenues by making it a digital one. Here we talk to Daniel Kapr, a member of the Management Board at Raumgleiter AG.

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Sentmatt development: Foundation of a private consumption collective

Sentmatt, a housing development comprising 119 apartments in Obfelden, Zurich, has recently become a focus of attention. The reason? Residents have founded their own private consumption collective. The collective covers around 30% of its electricity needs with photovoltaic cells on the roof. The rest can be purchased at reasonable prices on the open market.

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KOMPLEX: the ten-year anniversary edition

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Development within estates: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts draws up model approach

Involving all stakeholders ensures wide acceptance of plans.

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Houses from 3D printer for crisis areas?

Fast, cheap construction in crisis areas.

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Modern construction using long-forgotten techniques

Ultralight concrete floor system requires no steel reinforcement.

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Surveying urban ecosystems with Google’s help

Trees lining the streets help regulate urban ecosystems.

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A calm approach to employee satisfaction

Halter regularly takes part in the Swiss Employer Award, a benchmark study targeting employee satisfaction. In 2016, Halter emerged as one of the top three companies in the category for 100 to 249 employees.

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