Audemars Piguet Manufacture

Manufacture des Saignoles, le Locle Switzerland

The opening of the Manufacture des Saignoles in Le Locle marks the latest update in the famed Swiss watchmaker’s campus in the Jura region. The project, designed by Lausanne-based architecture studio Kuník de Morsier architects, has just been completed and brings a brand new production space, a state-of-the-art Audemars Piguet factory, to the brand’s rural headquarters complex.

The entire lighting design was conceived and implemented by DCUBE.Swiss.
The technical areas of machining, watch assembly, the central plaza, the VIP customer areas, the marketing offices and the restaurant all benefited from the unique know-how of, which used the latest technologies to provide the perfect artificial lighting for this unique manufacture.

Built low and following its hilly location’s curves, the building aims to blend discreetly into the green landscape. This fits within its architects’ overall approach, which favours respect and the environment. ‘Our approach is resolutely contextual, by setting up spaces that promote exchange, cohesion and connection with the environment in the broadest sense,’ say the architects. 

Client ∙ Audemars Piguet
Light Designer ∙ Davide Oppizzi
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Architect ∙ Kunik de Morsier Architects
Year ∙ 2021