Location: Sempacherstrasse 14, CH-6002 Lucerne (CH)
Category: 5 star deluxe.
Architect: Jean Nouvel.
Client: Urs Karli.
Project manager: D.Laurent, M.Raasch, AJN, Paris
BAM BOU Restaurant design consultant: Thomas Bricchi, Zurich
Colour concept: Alain Bony, Paris
Construction time: 2 years
Inauguration: April 7 2000
Cost of construction: 8 million Swiss Francs ( 5.1 million Euros)
Rooms: 25, including: 10 deluxe suites with private patio planted with bamboo, 5 corner junior suites overlooking the gardens on both sides, 10 deluxe studios overlooking the gardens.
BAM BOU restaurant: seats 70
THE LOUNGE bar: seats 50
Year of construction of the building:1907
Previous uses of the building: hotel school, nursery school, office building, girls' school, residential apartments.
Materials: vertical panels made of wood and horizontal panels made of stainless steel.
Theme of ceiling projections: 25 different films, including DANGEROUS LIAISONS by S. Frears, THE SHELTERING SKY by B. Bertolucci, THE PILLOW BOOK by P. Greenaway, MATADOR by P. Almodovar, THE END OF VIOLENCE by W. Wenders, CASANOVA by F.Fellini, QUERELLE by R.W.Fassbinder, WHEN NIGHT IS FALLING by P.Rozemas.