Besides classrooms and studios, the new five-storey building with its 10,000 m² of floor space houses the Lucerne School of Art and Design’s workshops. The pilot project “3D Workshops of the Future” and the comprehensive development project “Workshops 2020” fundamentally redesigned the workshops, which now offer students optimal conditions to develop their creativity. The workshops consist of a number of zones, facilitating accessibility. Professional guidance ensure that the equipment is used correctly. In addition, after familiarising themselves with the workshops, students may for the most part use them on their own. A new works hall is available around the clock for students’ use. Thanks to the workshops’ proximity to the specialisations, which for the most part are located on the same floor, the distances students have to walk have been considerably reduced. In addition, all floors are connected by a rapid and spacious goods lift as well as a passenger lift.
The rough planning has been completed. The Lucerne School of Art and Design experts are now working on the details so that the workshops will be ready by the autumn semester of 2019.
Image above: Visualisation of 745 Viscosistadt Second Stage, Harry Gugger Studio
Ground floor: Relief (letterpress), intaglio (gravure) and offset printing, silk-screen printing, Studio for Colours, publishing workshop, paper room and clean workstations for students
2nd floor: Textile workshops (weaving, knitting, embroidering and textile printing). The studios for students in the Bachelor in Textile Design programme are on the same floor.
3rd floor: Woodwork and model-making workshop with separate workbench room, metal workshop, jewellery workshop, works hall with 3D workshop for plaster, plastics and ceramics. On the same floor are the Bachelors Object Design and XS Jewellery, as well as the MasterDesign and the Master Fine Arts programmes.
Loft: Covered outdoor workplace with a view of the Pilatus and Rigi, c. 300m², of which c. 90m² are roofed over.
All workshops will move into Viscosistadt in the summer of 2019. Here you can take a look at our existing workshops (Sentimatt and 745 Viscosistadt First Stage)