Nidfeld, a sustainable neighbourhood on the site of a former market

Kriens, Lucerne, Switzerland

Architects: Christ & Gantenbein - Basel
Client: Bâloise Versicherung AG, Bâloise Leben AG, Baloise Swiss Property Fonds BSPF, Patrimonium Anlagestiftung AG,
Aargauische Gebäudeversicherung and Gebäudeversicherung Kanton Zürich
Contractor: Losinger Marazzi SA

Located in Kriens, Switzerland in the canton of Lucerne, on the former site of the Pilatus market, the Kriens Nidfeld-Luzern Süd project is a solid example of urban regeneration. This completely new neighbourhood will offer countless services and infrastructures specific to its residents. The project comprises eight designer buildings and a sixteen-storey tower. The 550 or so apartments (from studios to family flats and flat-shares) will provide homes for families, singles, students and the elderly. Mixing generations and social groups lies at the heart of the neighbourhood’s development. In addition to homes and offices making up a total floor area of 7,200 m², flexible commercial space will also be available on the ground floor representing a total floor area of 3,550 m², comprising shops, restaurants and workshops, providing tailor-made facilities and bringing life to the neighbourhood. Nidfeld is a model of environmental design. In addition to “Site 2000 Watts” certification from the Swiss Confederation, the neighbourhood will also carry the “Minergie P-ECO” and “Nature & Economie” labels.

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