LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Città di Lugano, Switzerland

The new cultural centre of the city of Lugano. Building.

Project

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura is a new cultural centre of the city of Lugano dedicated to the visual arts, music and the performing arts. The centre includes a museum, a theatre and concert hall and parking facilities.

  • MUSEUM: Construction of large span slabs. All the elements will be made of prestressed concrete. During the realization phases, a different solution has been used (metallic frame).
  • HALL: four load-bearing columns in the corners, roof with unidirectional prestressed concrete beams. Glass facades.
  • THEATRE: Carved out of the mountain in the North-West corner, it comprises reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures. The roofs of the auditorium and the scenic tower are made with steel trusses and prefabricated prestressed concrete slabs.
  • GARAGE: Base plate with increased thickness underneath the columns. Reinforced concrete floor slabs.

Technical data

Main building sections:

  • Garage 42’000 m3
  • Hall 11' 000 m3
  • Museum 40’000 m3
  • Theatre 70’000 m3
  • Multipurpose room 2’000 m3
  • Theatre studio 3’000 m3

Costs

App. CHF 130'000’000

Timeline

2009–2014

Clients

Dicastero del Territorio, Città di Lugano, CH-6900 Lugano

Services

  • Site Management (support to the Client during the construction)
  • Control/Supervision of civil engineers’ services during the building construction

Date: 25.01.2019

Areas of expertise

Transport & mobility Environment & water Energy & power Urban development & life science Measurement & surveying

Key people

Daniele Stocker

Areas of expertise

Transport & mobility Environment & water Energy & power Urban development & life science Measurement & surveying

Key people

Daniele Stocker