In a development process that has taken just under ten years, an industrial wasteland five minutes from Aarau train station has been transformed into a new district – the Aeschbachquartier. The development of the site, which is divided into four construction plots and had a total investment volume of CHF 268 million, began in 2012 with the completion of the Polygon building
(site 3). Rockwell Automation has moved into the Polygon building, with some 200 workplaces. This was followed by the sensational demolition of the Sprecherhof building in 2013 and the construction of the GastroSocial Tower on site 1, with GastroSocial employees moving into the building in 2016. This building has since served as a striking entrance to the district.