The Tribschen district is a popular residential area in Lucerne – lively, diverse, in a central location near the lake, and with excellent traffic connections. A complex called LOU, which will include some 147 top-quality rental apartments and a grocery store, is to be built at Tribschenstrasse 54/56. Completion is expected by the fall of 2024.
The site is currently occupied by two commercial properties that are at the end of their useful life. According to an analysis by the Global Real Estate unit of Credit Suisse Asset Management, this area has considerable unused potential, and a new residential property could greatly increase its value. With the help of a procedure that ensured quality, a variety of structural options were reviewed and a construction project was drawn up.
Support from the city of Lucerne
LOU is the result of a large-scale design competition conducted with the support of the city of Lucerne. The winning project, submitted by the firm Caruso St John Architects in cooperation with the landscape architects at Antón Landschaft, won over the expert panel with its architectural features as well as its approach to urban planning.
The planned L-shaped building will fit into the neighborhood like a puzzle piece. Most of the 147 modern rental and studio apartments will have between 1.5 and 2.5 rooms, in keeping with trends in urban living. Another attractive feature is ample room for bicycles and cars in the underground garage.