The new Omega headquarters in the Swiss city of Biel, is a building made up of transparencies and green materials. Designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban Steel, glass and wood. These are the materials that define a completely eco- compatible building, the new Omega headquarters in Biel, Switzerland, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, standing in the large Swatch Group Campus that is to be completed next year. It is a striking work that transforms the spirit of the brand into architecture, made up of craftsmanship and innovation. “I wanted to design something special, that would be particularly appropriate for this city,” explains Ban. “Biel is also famous for its technological research in working with wood,” the architect points out. “So that’s how I got the idea for making this building with a material linked to the tradition of the place, but with an innovative spirit.” The result is a structure connected to the pre- existing buildings by a light glass walkway: beneath a roof covered with solar panels it houses offices and areas dedicated to storage, component assembly, training and quality control. And of course, as with all top quality architecture, all the functional aspects become a source of inspiration for fascinating design solutions.