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Owner Emerald Living SA
Construction supervision Artech Real Estate SA, Lugano
Design Luca Gazzaniga Architetti, Lugano
Engineering Engg. Borlini e Zanini SA, Pambio Noranco
Construction Enterprise consortium Barella SA, Chiasso - Medici SA, Chiasso
Waterproofing Drytech Ticino, Bedano
Drytech Tank 9,900 m²
EMERALD LIVING, PARADISO / Unity and discontinuity. Emerald Living in Lugano Paradiso is characterised by an architectural element which is an icon of the project and at the same time breaks up the facade.

It is an asymmetrical element which frames the balconies, a precise movement which transmits a fascinating depth to the buildings and gives a strong architectural unity to the entire complex.

Emerald Living stands on the slopes of Mount San Salvatore, high above lake Lugano of which it offers a spectacular view. The various buildings are divided into apartments from 130 to 470 m². The penthouses have access to exclusive roof terraces with hot tubs and roof gardens.

As well as the residential part, the property includes a large SPA and fitness centre, a covered swimming pool, a gourmet restaurant and a small design hotel, whose concierge services are also extended to the residences’ owners.

For the design of the gardens, spread out over 17 hectares on which the complex stands - and surrounded by 40 hectares of wooded property – the landscape architects were inspired by Mediterranean plants, taking advantage of the area’s special microclimate.

Including covered car parks, underground structures, swimming pools and saunas, Drytech created 9,900 m² of waterproof structure. Thanks to the Drytech White Tank characteristics and the design of the waterproof structure, the waterproofing activities were eliminated from the works calendar, with a resulting saving in time for the whole build.


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