Project:

Suurstoffi West

Year:

2016

Client:

Zug Estates AG

Location:

Suurstoffi, Luzern

Program:

University of Luzern, retail, office, housing, student accommodation

Area:

27'000 sqm

Commission:

Invited Competition, 4th Rank

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG

Planning Team:

Burckhardt+Partner AG
Basler & Hofmann AG
Amstein+Walthert AG
3-Plan Haustechnik AG
Hager Partner AG

Visualization:

RSI-Studio

Abakus – Urban Laboratory for Flows of Information and Finance

The building ensemble combines a school for finance and information technology, housing for students and residents, offices and retail. The combination of finance and IT generates potential. The building supports this new area of work, research and learning with openness, space for interaction and flexibility for reinvention – an urban laboratory for flows of information and finance.

The urban form mediates between the two urban typologies of the Suurstoffi neighbourhood – orthogonal along the railroad tracks, free-formed in the park. The buildings create two sides: urban and formal along Birkenstrasse with the main entrance of the HSLU, informal on the garden side.

The open space continues in the building as a cascade of stairs all the way to the roof terrace. On each floor there is a landing area with adjacent open workspaces that allow views in different directions. The first floor serves as a “piano nobile”, which links all areas of the school and addresses the HSLU square with Mensa and Cafeteria. Open and closed workspaces flow around the orthogonal classrooms and allow a diverse learning and working environment. Strong and weak functional relationships of the school are reflected in the spatial organization. Despite their complexity a mental map of the building emerges.

The plinth, piano nobile, terrace level, institutional and residential floors create a stack of identities, which are held together by a subtly differentiated facade. The main auditorium and the multifunctional event hall can be combined into a theatre with audience and stage.

Due to the structural system with non-bearing partition walls, the rational organization, and the flexible space concept, the building can be reconfigured in many ways to meet new challenges.

Projects

Architecture

Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: construction project

Airport Engadine, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: construction project

Mobility Hub, Zug, 2019 –
Future Parking Facility with retail component
Current phase: execution

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: public vote

MEWA-Areal, Wädenswil, 2018 –
Transformation Project from the former industrial estate to the mixed-use development with housing
Current phase: framework plan

Viererfeld, Bern, 2018 –
Housing
Current phase: on hold

Office Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: execution

House Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Urban Design

Salina Raurica / Salinenhofquartier, Pratteln, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: design guidelines

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: design manual

Urban Space Development Concept for SBB Basel Station, 2018 –
Current state: public consultation

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: study with recommendation for further development

Areal Dübendorf, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Oerlikon, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Dierikon, 2015 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Seetalstrasse Meierhöfli Emmen, 2020 –
Current state: test planning

ZHA, Boulevard, Hönggerberg Campus, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with Studio Vulkan)

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: study

Port City Riga, 2020 –
Current state: Urban design commission

Wankdorffeldstrasse, Bern, 2020 –
Current state: urban design study

St-Karli Brückenköpfe und Reussinsel, Luzern, 2020 –
Current state: urban design study

Campus Bochum, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Masterplan HB / Central 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: test planing (with Studio Vulkan)

Urban System Research

cividi gmbh – civic data intelligence, 2019 –
Digital tools for the analogue city
Current state: ongoing

The Industrious City – Book Publication, 2017 –
(Lars Müller Publishers)
Published in fall 2020

Workplace Area Development, Winterthur, 2019 –
Current state: ongoing

Network strategy 2040 and
future public transport 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with IBV Hüsler)

Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 43 243 6313F. +41 43 243 6315
office@hosoyaschaefer.com

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 603, 21 Sakaicho, Gojo-Takakurakado, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-819, Japan
T. +81 75 744 1503
office@hosoyaschaefer.com