The design is to be seen as a joint between « urban » development along the Rüeggisingerstrasse and small-scale development of the residential quarter « Härdschwand ». At the same time, the two buildings of different heights mediate between the three-storey buildings in the south (approx. 10 m high eaves) and the high-rise building in the north (approx. 33 m high eaves).
The staggered height development has a positive effect on the sun exposure in the « inner courtyard » and the apartments facing south. Two front buildings as a western end with an urban character protect the green inner courtyard and respond to the large-scale development along Rüeggisingerstrasse. The two « garden houses » with a southern orientation form the transition to the eastern residential development. The connection is strengthened by the « garden », which stands out from the street space and develops from the eastern private gardens. This plinth includes access, garage, ancillary rooms and studios.
Client: Gebr. Brun AG Generalunternehmung Luzern
Architecture: Dietrich | Untertrifaller | Stäheli
Competition: 2005, 2nd prize