Object: Building site 1 West, Suurstoffi 8, 6343 Rotkreuz
Client: Zug Estates AG, Zug
Architects: Manetsch Meyer Architekten, Zurich; Büro Konstrukt, Lucerne
Facade planning: gkp Fassadentechnik AG, Aardorf
Facade construction: Aepli Metallbau AG, Gossau
BWB finish: Etching – with matte effect E6
BWB process: BWB-Argentan and Sandalor Turquoise C63-4
Sustainable construction at the highest level
The 60-metre-high wood and concrete hybrid building at the Suurstoffi estate in Rotkreuz is largely used by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. It is two interconnected buildings in which the university has access to some 16,000 sq m of floor space.
The entire Suurstoffi estate is CO2-neutral. The high-rise building's glass-aluminium façade is designed as a cavity-style façade (enclosed hollow space) to ensure optimum insulation and thus maximum energy saving.
The façade aesthetics are accentuated by the anodisation. Its vertical elements subtly melt into the background in the dark anodised shade of Sandalor C63-4, while the vertical pilaster strips are deliberately emphasised in the pale gold 'Argentan'.
Photos: BWB Surface technology