Project Information


  • Colleague
    Alois Ratz
    Bmst. Jürgen Hagspiel
  • Cost Planning
    Anliker AG, Luzern (CH)
  • Builder-Owner
    Linth Möbel AG, Kaltbrunn



    Project facts 5.400,00 m², GFA 13.400,00 m²,
    GBV 19.000,00 m³

    Text Hermann Kaufmann + Partner ZT GmbH,
    Translation Bronwen Rolls

    Photo Myrzik und Jarisch

    Project Stakeholders
    • Structural Engineering
      DI Ingo Gehrer, Höchst
    • Structural Engineering
      Ing. Ferdi Heeb, Schaan (FL)
    • Heating Ventilation and Sanitary Planning
      Firma Muther, Luzern (CH)
    • Electronics Planning
      Firma Bühlmann, Luzern (CH)

    Linth AG, Kaltbrunn

    Timber headquarters optimised for functionality,  that will weather into the landscape.

    What is more suitable than to create the new headquarters of a timber furniture manufacturer than in very material of their trade?

    A diverse collection of functions including exhibition space, warehousing, the office, the restaurant, and a tennis hall with associated changing rooms, are organised in a compact building. The development receives its formal expression from the requirements of fire protection and timber preservation. The result is a large timber building, natural and sleek, that will gradually and naturally “weather” into the landscape.

    Project Details


    • Linth
      ZN Z-062, Prospekt
    • Hölzerne Ökonomie
      ZN Z-041, Architektur Aktuell, 197, Nov. 96, S. 74-83
    • Neue Beispiele für kreativen und wirtschaftlichen Holzbau
      ZN Z-074, Hermann Kaufmann, Bündner Wald "Holz ein Brennstoff als Baustoff", 2/97, S. 65-70
    • Das 20. Jahrhundert
      ZN Z-040, Architektur aus Österreich, S.18
    • Möbelfabrik Linth, Kaltenbrunn
      ZN B-009, prix lignum, S.240/241