Booth on Construction Site Invites to Mingle

The housing complex «Himmelrich 3» built by the Allgemeine Baugenossenschaft Lucerne (abl) was completely torn down and will be replaced by new buildings. The five-year building period is accompanied by lively construction site information that also serves as a platform for meetings and exchange. The objective is to foster the neighbours’ understanding of the large construction site.

Part of the almost 400 metre-long construction fence serves as a symbolic timeline. The most important milestones, from the foundation of the abl in 1924 until the completion of the new complex in 2020, are presented on panels in the shape of a house. The main attraction are different installations in a construction booth that explain a new aspect of the large-scale project every six months. End of October 2017 the fifth installation was launched. Three one-armed bandits invite to play with the letters a, b and l for free.

Facts & Figures
Lucerne, Switzerland
abl – Allgemeine Baugenossenschaft Luzern
Concept, planning, realisation of installations at construction site, 2015 - 2020
Photos: Stefano Schröter, Kezia Zurbrügg und Steiner Sarnen Schweiz