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Building permit procedure successfully completed
On the basis of a preliminary project, the Foundation initiated the building permit procedure with the City of Lucerne on April 30, 2015. The plans for the building procedures were by the noted Basel firm of architects Miller+Maranta. The Glacier Garden is a national natural monument and the old Swiss House is under monument protection. The preparatory investigations and feasibility studies carried out in advance by the Glacier Garden in consultation with the city, canton and federal government were correspondingly prudent.
The Glacier Garden has had a definitive building permit since 2016.
List of preliminary feasibility studies
|August 2013||Project Rock preliminary investigation||City and cantonal permit authorities (rawi)|
||Project Rock preliminary project
||Assessment reports by the Federal Commission for the Protection of Nature and Cultural Heritage and the Federal Commission for Monument Protection|
Assessment report on the preservation of garden monuments
|Dr. Johannes Stoffler, Zurich|
|Rock feasibility study||Rothpletz & Lienhard, Aarau|
|April 2011||Geological assessment report||Geotest AG, Horw|
Feasibility study on the renovation and expansion of the Glacier Garden Lucerne
|Büro für Bauökonomie, Lucerne
A period of construction of approximately 3 years is expected until the opening in 2021. The Glacier Garden will remain open during the construction work, with certain temporary restrictions.
(as of August 2018)
|2015||Financing assurances, building application|
|2016||Building permit and further financing|
|2016/2017||Project development and further financing|
|2018||Start of construction|