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ewl Site, Lucerne

On the grounds of the current ewl site, ewl Areal AG is to build a new security and service centre including apartments. The plans envision a mixed, sustainable, upscale quarter for residential, commercial and recreational use with an environmental focus. The architectural past and the history of the grounds will be retained with the preservation of the Red House in the new quarter. Following a comprehensive service study comprising multiple stages, the ARGE Halter/Eberli won over the evaluation committee with its ‘Rotpol’ project.

A two-stage process will culminate in: approx. 72 abl apartments, care centre with approx. 81 rooms; ewl and municipal service departments already present; Lucerne City fire brigade, civil protection organisation Pilatus, municipal parks department, road inspection office; Lucerne Cantonal Hospital emergency services, integrated headquarters of Lucerne Police, VBL head office; approx. 500 parking spaces in the underground car park for service vehicles, employees, residents and visitors

E2A Architekten AG / Masswerk Architekten AG


ewl Areal AG

Building owner

ewl Areal AG


Halter Inc.; Eberli Sarnen AG


Halter Inc.; Eberli Sarnen AG


Plot 21,524 sq.m, gross floor area above ground approx. 87,000 sq.m

Construction volume

building volume above ground approx. 365,000 cu.m

Investment volume

Approx. CHF 200 million

Completion date

2024 (1st stage) / 2026 (2nd stage)