Lucerne Central and University Library Renovation - Winner Obstacle-Free Architecture Department
Clear statement for equal accessibility
The bold approach of the architects Lussi + Halter for the Lucerne Central and University Library embodies the principle of "design for all" and reflects the creative virtuosity that the specialist department wants when dealing with barrier-free access: the elegantly curved ramp, illuminated at night with light strips is equivalent to the previous main access, a listed staircase. The slop and boarding are designed according to all the rules of obstacle-free architecture, but the approach seems natural and not forced. The sovereign gesture fits well into the overall image of the ensemble and becomes part of the urban landscape. Thanks to the nocturnal lighting and the route along the park path, people with visual impairments also find it easier to access the library.