Elmiger architects | Himmelrich

Himmelrich

Project: Himmelrich
Brief info: Urban development, residential, offices and mixed use
Location: Lucerne
Client: Allgemeine Baugenossenschaft Luzern
Realization: Study mandate 2013

 
This design proposal understands the city as a spatial ensemble with its own underlying logic. The project uses the urban morphology of Luzern new town as a ‘generative grammar’ to continue the homogeneity of the existing series of streets that are linked together in a distinct rhythm, thus anchoring the project in its urban context.
Precise interventions in the streetscape articulate key nodes within the homogenous street network, turning these into clearly identifiable points. Gardens and wider open spaces with the character of public squares, in addition to the streets themselves, play a crucial role in providing space for social exchange in the public life of Luzern new town residents.

Elmiger Tschuppert architects in collaboration with Appert Zwahlen Landschaftsarchitekten, Cham