Smolenicky & Partner
Golf Club Sempachersee, Neubau Clubhaus und Werkhof
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Both the architecture and the interior design of the new building aim to combine two distinct atmospheric phenomena of the site into a single effect. This new manifestation is moulded on the one hand from the country character of the golfing culture of the Sempachersee course, and on the other from its worldly sophistication. To this end the appearance oscillates between the rural warmth of a timber barn and the clear lines of a Maserati sports car. The clubhouse is situated precisely on the topographical crest where the level plateau of the golfing green breaks into a steeply falling slope. At exactly this point the vista opens out into a view over the lake and the Alps of inner Switzerland. The public footpath that transverses the golf club also runs along this topographical ridge. The expansion of the Sempachersee Golf Club to include a second 18-hole course has made it the largest golf club in Switzerland. It is located approximately 15 km from Lucerne in the very heart of Switzerland. The architectural office Smolenicky & Partner was commissioned to design two new buildings in connection with the enlargement of the course – the clubhouse and restaurant building and the new maintenance building.