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Urban lifestyle on Lake Lucerne? The POHO (Post Hotel) combines cool design with pure pleasure amid breathtaking scenery in Weggis an area often referred to as the «Riviera of central Switzerland». Total relaxation in the SPA, endless watersport activities on the lake (Hotel-own boats for rental and boat-packages available) or culinary highlights in the POHO Dining Lounge.

Source poho.ch

The Culture and Congress Centre in Lucerne Switzerland (or KKL for Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern) is a multi-functional building with a concert hall that is esteemed for its high-profile acoustics. It was built according to the plans of the architect Jean Nouvel and was inaugurated in 1998 with a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Claudio Abbado.


interesting facts about the roof structure:

surface 12’000 square metres (2.9 acres)

weight: 2’400 tons

underside surface:  7000 square metres

materials: steel beams with wood supports, top: copper, underside: aluminum panels

longest roof overhand (north-east corner): 45 metres

withholding elements: up to 160km/h (99mph) winds and heavy snow weights

Source kkl-luzern.ch