So once again the stage is Luzern in Switzerland. The lady at the tourist information center in Luzern it seemed was an architectural enthusiast and knew a great deal about famous architects. It was she who told me about the existence of a building designed by the famous Herzog and de Meuron in Luzern.Yeah the very same architects behind Alliance arena and Bird’s nest stadium,Beijing.
So ignoring the time constraints i decided to have a look at the building.
It was tough getting info on this building. Seems like its not well documented yet.Below is a few info I have managed.
The extension to the Hotel Astoria is the first hotel project for Herzog & de Meuron: It is a striking sculpture with deep indentations and two faces.
This extension to the existing hotel hosts 12 light-flooded conference rooms with state of the art infrastructure, as well as 90 new and spacious hotel rooms which are especially desingned for global nomads.
So here is a slideshow of the snaps I have taken plus plans of the extension. Click here for the Plans.[astoria_grundrisse]