Bibliothek Oechslin


The library Werner Oechslin is located on a pilgrim path – the Jacobsweg. It runs along the external staircase through the building and on to the garden and the landscape.

Low light accompanies the path both inside and outside. Two types of lighting illuminate the large library space and the curved wall: the economical metal-halide lamp and the dimmable halogen lamp.


Client: Werner Oechslin, Einsiedeln
Architect: Mario Botta Architetto, Lugano
Lighting Design: Ulrike Brandi Licht
Completion: 2006