Stirling Prize-winner aces competition for 77-home Lucerne development
Caruso St John has been picked to design a 77-home condominium development in the Swiss city of Lucerne.
The Stirling Prize-winning practice, which has a studio in Zürich, topped the entries in a design competition for the scheme run on behalf of client Allreal-Gruppe.
Allreal said Caruso St John’s proposals would deliver a five-storey earth-coloured building on the site, that would be “characterised by a strong connection to the surrounding landscape”.
It said worked-up proposals for the project were expected to be submitted by the end of this year with a start for construction work targeted for a spring 2021 start and completion in early 2023.
Adam Caruso and Peter St John became joint Royal Academicians earlier this year, following in the footsteps of David Chipperfield, Richard Rogers, Norman Foster, Farshid Moussavi, Louisa Hutton and Nicholas Grimshaw, among others.
The duo won the Stirling Prize 2016 for their Newport Street Gallery, designed for artist Damien Hirst.