744 Viscosistadt Lucerne University

744 Viscosistadt Lucerne University

Harry Gugger Studio
Emmenbrücke, Emmen, Switzerland | View Map
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Florian Amoser
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Lighting system - TectonZumtobel Lighting Gmbh
Entrance light installation - FEZBaltensweiler
facade surface treatment - anodized 20µm EV1; E6 finishBWB Group
Acoustic Treatment - DuripanelETERNIT
Floor finishingWalo Bertschinger

Product Spec Sheet
Lighting system - Tecton
Entrance light installation - FEZ
facade surface treatment - anodized 20µm EV1; E6 finish
Acoustic Treatment - Duripanel
Floor finishing

744 Viscosistadt Lucerne University

Harry Gugger Studio as Architects

Viscosi-Stadt, Arts and Design Department Building for the University of Applied Sciences of Lucerne

The new building for the Arts and Design Department of the University of Applied Sciences of Lucerne is built on the site of the former MonoSuisse factory the now called Viscosistadt in Emmenbrücke, located outside of Lucerne.


The building consists of various teaching facilities and multiple workshops ranging from fully equipped woodwork, steel work and printing ateliers to studios for design and manufacturing of jewellery as well as hi-tech facilities for computer aided manufacturing, common spaces and a publicly accessible room that houses one of the Switzerland’s largest collection of natural and synthetic pigments.


The proposal for the Arts and Design Department Building for the University of Applied Sciences Lucerne, illustrates our approach to working in close collaboration with representatives of the University’s various chairs, in order to ensure that their individual spatial requirements are met and exceeded, toward successful, inspiring and innovative teaching environments.


Our proposed strategy is two fold. Besides the focus on each individual programmatic requirement for the building within it, attention is given to its wider contribution to its broader context. The facade of the building, derived by a modern interpretation of the existing industrial buildings, complements its integration to its unique, industrial setting, while certain ground level areas are made publicly accessible, exposing the function of the building to its surroundings.


Material Used :

1. Zumtobel – lighting system - Tecton
2. BWB – Facade Ssurface Treatment – anodized 20µm EV1; E6 finish
3. Eternit – Acoustic Treatment - Duripanel
4. Baltensweiler –entrance light installation - FEZ
5. Walo – floor finishing

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