Gross floor area: 54.750 m2
Client: Stadt Luzern
In collaboration with office haratori
The horizontality of the former alluvium where the rivers Emme and Reuss meet builds a characteristic contrast to the neighbouring slopes. The flat lands give way to a historically grown orthogonal pattern in which relations between buildings are built over spaces with an industrial character. These characteristics of orthogonal relations, a single building height with carefully positioned vertical accents, 'industrial' based public spaces and the views to the slopes constitute the basis of the re-development of the site. The robust framework follows the existing urban structure and respects the various ownerships allowing for a flexible development. Existing buildings are respected and can be replaced over time lending them a meaningful role in the ensemble. Opening to the Hauptstrasse the characteristic Shed Halle forms the address of a new office and residential building. Towards the historic centre it forms the Reussbühlplatz connecting the residential area on the slope to this new piece of city.