Tower Rotsee Building, Swiss Lake Architecture, Project, Photos, Design
Zielturm am Rotsee
Zielturm, Lucerne, Switzerland – design by Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architekten
Finish Tower Rotsee
Design: Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architekten
Zielturm am Rotsee, Switzerland
Finish Tower Rotsee
The topographical situation on the Rotsee-Delta is a unique landscape, embedded in between two hill chains the lake is very calm. Through its ideal character for rowing regattas the lake is called the „Lake of Gods“ amongst rowers.
The requirements for the new finish tower were various and complex. Based on its function and the surrounding landscape the main aim was to create identity. By stacking the spacial units, the vertical volume achieves a point of reference on the wide horizontal plane of the Rotsee.
By subtle offsets of the three levels, the volume seems fragile and delicate, despite it‘s considerable volume.
The finish tower is part of the first phase of the Naturarena Rotsee area development. The opening of the rowing center is scheduled for july 2016. The finish tower and the future rowing center will form one architectural ensemble, perceivable by the mutual materialization, constructive and aesthetic themes. The three story high, prefabricated wood construction is carried by a pillared concrete platform above the water level.
The aesthetic impression of the tower is emphasized once the building is closed and the sliding shutters are retracted. The large-sized sliding shutters give the facade a relief-like expression and let the tower appear plastic and house related.
The functional units OK-FISA, Jury-Timing and Event-Speaker are axially arranged with the finish line, one above the other. Whilst the shorter facade is pointing towards the finish line, the longer facade is facing towards the finish area indicating the end of the sports ground.
The wooden construction of the finish tower consists of prefabricated elements, in order to build cost- and time efficient. The wood used for the facade is a specially treated pinewood, from sustainable forests. A innovative method using pressure, heat and acetic acid brings the wood to reaction so that the ability of absorbing water can be reduced essentially, making the wood dimensionally stable and extremely durable.
Zielturm am Rotsee – Building Information
Location: Rotsee, Lucerne
Wettbewerb: AFGH, Carlo Fumarola, L. Schlatter, A. Zouev
Zielturm am Rotsee images / information from Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architekten
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