Weggishof Lake Lucerne Apartments, Switzerland

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Weggishof Lake Lucerne mixed-use

7 December 2021

WEGGISHOF – A Mixed-use Wood Hybrid Building on Lake Lucerne

Design: HHF Architects

Location: Weggis, Canton Lucerne, Switzerland

Weggishof Lake Lucerne apartment building by HHF

Photos by Iwan Baan and Maris Mezulis

Weggishof Lake Lucerne Apartments

The Weggishof, a mixed-use development in Weggis on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, is a wood hybrid construction and consists of 39 apartments made of prefabricated wooden elements. These are intersected with a bracing concrete fundament, which houses 1’200 m2 of commercial space with public uses.

Weggishof Lake Lucerne apartment building by HHF

The apartments, ranging from simple studios to five-room apartments, are double faced and open to the green, seasonal and biodiversity-oriented courtyard with a garden and a playground, which is a public meeting place for the community.

Weggishof Lake Lucerne apartment building by HHF

Weggishof is a pioneering project in the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM). A digital workflow was crafted to allow for dimensional steering of the prefabrication of the standardised wood elements, whose surfaces are left raw for visual impact.

Weggishof Lake Lucerne apartment building by HHF

The BIM also supported the project’s high sustainability intentions as it facilitates a more precise layering and system separation of structures and materials. Thus future material recycling will be easier and more efficient.

Weggishof Lake Lucerne apartment building by HHF

The modular metal facade gives a vivid identity to the public space while adding a layer of privacy. Thus it acts like an open threshold between the two worlds of prefabricated precision and the surrounding landscape with a striking alpine panorama.

Weggishof Lake Lucerne apartment building by HHF

The building nestles into an existing natural U-shaped slope, which allows for structural diversity. Floor heights are staggered to let the new construction blend in with the surroundings without blocking the view of the lake from existing structures. Interestingly, the 39 flats offer a small and large version of each of the different floor plans, providing comparable quality at different scales and budgets.

Weggishof Lake Lucerne apartment building by HHF

In the end Weggishof is much more than a sustainable housing project – it also enriches the centre of town with a new urban expression and a public space.

Weggishof Lake Lucerne Apartments, Switzerland Weggishof Lake Lucerne Apartments, Switzerland by HHF Architects
photos : Maris Mezulis

Weggishof Lake Lucerne Apartments, Switzerland – Building Information

Project: HHF
Program: Housing, Commercial
Location: Weggis, Switzerland
Commission: Competition, 1st prize
Design: 2014 – 2020
Status: Finalised in 2021
Team HHF/HERLACH HARTMANN FROMMENWILER

Mixed-use Wood Hybrid Building on Lake Lucerne stairs Mixed-use building on Lake Lucerne interior design

Building Footprint Area: 2,540 m2
Gross Floor Area: 7,000 m2
Usable Floor Area: 5,680 m2
Building Volume: 23,900 m3
Client: Einfache Gesellschaft Amrein-Tellenbach-Widmer

Mixed-use Wood Hybrid Building stairway Wood Hybrid Building Switzerland

Photos: Iwan Baan and Maris Mezulis

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HHF Architects

HHF Architects was founded in 2003 by Tilo Herlach, Simon Hartmann and Simon Frommenwiler. Their personal, academic and professional track records are resolutely global and collaborative in orientation, with executed projects on four continents. With their teachings at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology they try to pass the spirit on to the next generation.

Building on Lake Lucerne plan layout

HHF Architects, Allschwilerstrasse 71a, 4055 Basel, Switzerland
www.hhf.ch @hhfarchitects [email protected] +41 61 756 70 10

Weggishof Lake Lucerne apartment building by HHF

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Location: Weggis, Canton Lucerne, Switzerland

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