The need to design a student residence in the center of Lugano is linked to the construction of the future university campus of Viganello.
The new student residence, a few steps away from the new and old university center, will accommodate about 80 students.
The student is spread over 5 floors from the second to the sixth floor. Part of the basement and the first-floor host student-related activities such as reading room, study classrooms, and fitness room. Following the Swiss standards, we chose to have single rooms, each with a bathroom and kitchenette. Most of the rooms overlook balconies or verandas that extend the living space of the same. Part of the bath block comes out as a colored cube from the room out of the room, making the distribution hall less monotonous.