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Bundesamt für Energie


The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is the country’s competence centre for issues relating to energy supply and energy use at the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC).



AFG is a leading international building technology company, which provides innovative solutions and services for energy efficiency, safety and well-being. The business units of AFG provide solutions in the areas of heating, plumbing, windows, doors and profile systems. AFG is an industry leader in their home markets of Switzerland and Germany.

AFG is supporting the team Lucerne – Suisse with products of the following companies:



Interdisciplinary work

Interdisciplinary work drives our Team Lucerne–Suisse. In close cooperation and as a team, topics are discussed and important decisions made. Weekly meetings include all disciplines working in the project to keep all members abreast of new developments, and to exchange ideas and innovations. This cohesive work helps us to bring our message of sharing to Versailles.

Faculty Team

At the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts lecturers are experienced professional practitioners, who value project-related work. The project responsible lecturers bring their invaluable research, applied knowledge, and years of expertise to the project.

Buffer zone in the pavilion

The buffer zone is a traditional element of Swiss building structures and is typical for the alpine climate. During the winter, the passively generated heat can be used to reduce the heating energy of the adjoined rooms. In summertime, the buffer zone is an expansion of the spatiality and the heat will be re-extracted. Instead of high mechanization, passive strategies guarantee comfortable conditions for the pavilion.