FIFA World Football Museum


Project: FIFA World Football Museum
Building Type: Museum
Address: Seestrasse 2
Zip/City: 8002 Zurich
Country: Switzerland
Company Division: Lindner SE | Opfikon Branch
Completion: from 2015 to 2016


Project: FIFA World Football Museum

The former „Haus zur Enge“ at Zurich´s Tessiner Platz has been extensively redeveloped to house the new museum of the FIFA. This striking building had been an iconic part of Zurichs cityscape since the 1970`s. The museum features a multi-media exhibition that showcases the whole world of football. Exhibited originals such as the trophies of the men´s and women´s FIFA Football World Championships and over 1,000 other exhibition pieces, including the national jerseys of all FIFA member associations, are sure to excite any true football enthusiast.

Finding a highlight in regard of appearance in the exhibition and gastronomic areas is challenging, however, one of the most exciting parts are the 3,700 sqm of custom metal hook-on ceilings by Lindner, featuring aluminum plates that have various surfaces, ranging from powder coated over anodized to mirror polished bronze-golden plates, which have been combined with convection cooling ceilings type Plafotherm® KN. Other heating and cooling ceiling systems have been partly constructed with rounded metal honeycomb panels or executed as a ten metres long cooling canopy ceiling with acoustic plaster coating, respectively. Lindner also developed a custom solution for the elevator access rooms, which consisted of a wavelike metal wall cladding with a very small radius. Additionally, wall claddings from the COMPlacq line - executed as sound-absorbing elements - have been supplied for the exhibition areas.

Companies involved

Client: HRS Real Estate AG, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
Architecture: SAM Architekten AG, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland


Customised heated and chilled systems
Plafotherm® S - Customised ceilings 3,800 sqm
Wall claddings
Metal wall cladding - Lindner Free 1,600 sqm
Metal acoustic elements 450 sqm