Landenberghaus, Greifensee

The Landenberghaus and the vicarage have since the 13th century been at the heart of the social, political and cultural life in the Greifensee community and the surrounding region. The hall and the adjoining spaces had to be renovated and enlarged, keeping the historic stone walls while adding a raised contemporary roof and a wooden balcony. Prix Lignum 2021, 2nd place Northern Region

Information Sheet

Renovation/Transformation Landerberghaus   landenberghaus.ch

Location Greifensee, Switzerland.

Project Cost 11.7 million CHF (approx. 10 million €).

Time Frame Competition: 2013. Design: 2014-2017. Building Phase: 2018-2019. Opening: September 2019.

Owner Commune of Greifensee, Switzerland.

Architect(s) Horisberger Wagen Architekten, Switzerland   www.horisbergerwagen.ch  •  Stehrenberger Architektur, Switzerland   www.stehrenbergerarchitektur.ch

Theatre Planner(s) Hans-Jörg Huber, Horgen, Switzerland.

Seat Count Up to 300 seats available for chamber music, jazz and amplified music as well as social and cultural events, including in-house catering, the total space offers flexible uses and room combinations from 20 to 300 guests. Floor area: 2 032 m².

Uses Chamber music, jazz, theatre, seminars and and community meetings.

Services Room acoustic concept, design and construction supervision for hall and ancillary spaces.

Team Evan Green, Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics.

01/10LandenberghausLateral view with raised stage. Photo © Beat Bühler fotografie, Horisberger Wagen / Stehrenberger Architektur
02/10LandenberghausLateral view with raised stage. Photo © Beat Bühler fotografie, Horisberger Wagen / Stehrenberger Architektur
03/10LandenberghausThe chamber music hall of the Landenberghaus with in the back the historic stone wall. The wooden ceiling, as well as the publicly accessible perimeter balcony are contemporary additions. Photo © Beat Bühler fotografie, Horisberger Wagen / Stehrenberger Architektur
04/10LandenberghausView from the audience area to the stage — here raised for maintenance. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
05/10LandenberghausView from the public footbridge. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
06/10LandenberghausDetail of the balcony front of the public footbridge and lower side walls with integrated ventilation outlets. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
07/10LandenberghausDressing and warm-up room for musicians. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
08/10LandenberghausThe footbridge opened to the public. Photo © Beat Bühler fotografie, Horisberger Wagen / Stehrenberger Architektur
09/10LandenberghausThe footbridge opened to the public. Photo © Beat Bühler fotografie, Horisberger Wagen / Stehrenberger Architektur
10/10LandenberghausThe Landenberghaus and the vicarage are located in the historical centre of the town of Greifensee. Photo © Kahle Acoustics