The New Building

a architect(s)
18 Firm Enzmann + Fischer Architekten, Zurich,
19 Project Architect Oliver Bachmann
20 Type of project renovation
b aims of the new building
21 Short description of the main objectives and purposes of the project Centralization of 4 small-scale libraries to one big university library. Aims: Integration of the different holdings to one stock. Various styles of reading areas; reader seats for every 6th student; more open stacks. extension of the opening hours with a 24/7-access for university members.
c special features
22 Site In the city centre, close to the train and bus station, to the Kultur-und Kongresszentrum (architect Jean Nouvel) and to the Lake of Lucerne. The new, six-level building includes the whole University of Lucerne, parts of the college of education and the library. The library is situated on the first floor.
23 Architecture Rectangular plan, 120 x 55m with three atriums and a glass-roofed main stairway. Remarkable facade (planned as precast concrete panels; carried out as a aluminium construction with synthetic materials). Low ceiling heights (due to the structure of the building).