the current(‘s) way

strip location on map of Lake Lucerne
picture of location
danger map: intensity of torrents

By remodeling the current Herrenbach with the aim of trying to control the water and the danger it brings with on its way to the lake, i would like to make the centre of Beckenried safer. This intervention takes place around the area of Sumpf (see picture two). The remodeling of the current in combination with the introduction of a new housing typology in the town, aims at transforming the green field in the lower part of the town into a public space and with that preserving it. People should be able to benefit from the atmospheric qualities of the current and have a recreational space in town.

Drawing by local artist Jakob Joseph Zelger

After the input of an engineer, it became clear that the reforming of the current will be done with sequences of drops and pools in a rock channel with disturbing stones. These disturbing stones I translated into the structural component of the housing typology. In the following a concept sketch and visualization.

concept sketch of connecting the disturbing stones with the housing
concept visualization

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