Collina D’Oro, Lugano, Svizzera - Moretti Modular Contractor

Collina D’Oro,
Lugano, Swiss

The result of a careful and refined reinterpretation of the traditional ‘Deutsches Haus’, the Resort Collina D’Oro in Lugano was built relying on the prefabricated construction systems of Moretti Modular Contractor: the central framework of the structure is in steel, the slabs in pre-stressed reinforced concrete, the roof in main steel beams and secondary glulam beams. The external loggias with prefabricated planters are supported by cast-iron columns, while the stairwells inside were made of traditional reinforced concrete. The building site was developed in several phases.

Initially, two underground levels for parking and five floors of the hotel were constructed, totaling 6,575 m2. Subsequently, the Residence was built with an area of over 11,000 m2, housing 28 Suites, 16 double rooms, and 43 apartments with hotel services. Finally, the last section of parking (1,932 m2) and the 800 m2 wellness area were completed, where one of the most advanced Well-Aging centers in Europe was established.

The choice of prefabricated structures and components allowed for faster delivery times and optimal cost control. Technically, the ability to adopt solutions combining wood, reinforced concrete, and steel enabled, on one hand, the creation of complex shapes almost artisanally (e.g., the capitals and columns of the loggias) and, on the other hand, to reduce the thicknesses of the main structure, consequently decreasing the loads on the foundations. The very complex work took about ten months. The result is an impressive building, which elegantly and harmoniously integrates into the hills south of Lugano, in a 25 ha green area with a spectacular panoramic view of the lake.

Project: Bmb Architettura, arch. Luciano Molteni

"Moretti Modular Contractor is a company that has good technical skills: it knows how to develop projects with mixed materials and can find solutions even to the most complex design requests."


Integration of wood, reinforced concrete, and steel through the prefabrication systems of Moretti Modular Contractor.

Comprehensive management of all phases of the intervention, for a construction activity of about 10 months.


the reinforced concrete structures used (pillars, floors, external walls, arch lintels for the small loggias)


the pillars and steel beams that make up the internal skeleton

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