New interstate service area Gotthard, Erstfeld – an archetypal functional building

In 2018, the new Gotthard interstate service area in the southbound direction in Schattdorf was completed. The office alp architektur lischer partner ag answered some questions about it.
To the question “Which material contributed to the success of the completed building?” they clearly meant wood. In Gropius’ time, there was “stone, wood and iron” at the Bauhaus. From your point of view, these are still the essential building materials today, which you also used in the service area. The materials used were mainly Swiss silver fir wood from the Napf region and concrete with local Reuss gravel. Both are simple and local materials, but their treatment gives the building longevity and great value.

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