Legler Areal, Glarus , 2017
The Legler Areal is an industrial ensemble dating from the 19th century. It is located in the Glarnerland region in the Swiss Alps, about an hour’s drive from Zurich. The industrial weaving mill was founded in 1856 by Mathias Legler. Around 1910, a modern spinning mill was added, which was in operation until the 1960s. The weaving mill, by contrast, was finally closed in 2001. Since then, most of the buildings have been vacant. In this study, we examine the possibility of a co-working retreat on the Legler site. The vision is to create an inspiring place in a quiet environment shaped by nature, where modern forms of work and contemporary relaxation as well as exchange and retreat are all equally accommodated. The Legaler Areal should become the ideal place for digital nomads, artists, company workshops, events and celebrations, yoga retreats but also for outdoor enthusiasts and weekend tourists.