Apartment Buildings, Eggen

Lucerne, Switzerland 2018–present

Client: Allreal Generalunternehmung AG Competition, first prize

The buildings of the Eggenhof farmstead on the outskirts of Lucerne, represent the agricultural history of the place, where the scale of buildings and fields were determined by the families that worked the land. Adjacent modernist housing developments, meanwhile, adhere to the rules of solar orientation and have an abstract relationship to the land. Caruso St John’s project seeks to protect the quality of the Eggenhof and exploit the qualities of the site, putting in place a spatial structure that resists the tendency for places such as this to become absorbed into the urban agglomeration.

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Lucerne, Switzerland


Allreal Generalunternehmung AG

17,388 m²

Competition, first prize

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John, Florian Zierer

Project architect
Fatma Ben Amor (2018–2020), Ferdinand Schmidt (2021–present)

Project team
Federico Farinatti, Alicia Hildbrand, Saori Katsube, Nora Walter

Landscape architects
Ghiggi Paesaggi Landschaft und Städtebau GmbH

Structural engineer
Ferrari Gartmann AG

Services engineer
RMB Engineering

Nora Walter