Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

School and Municipal Centre in Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland by 2b architectes

 
June 21st, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 2b architectes

The design goes beyond simply extending the school building. Instead, it strengthens the character and status of the existing system as a public space, a school and a municipal center.

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

  • Architects: 2b architectes
  • Project: School and Municipal Centre
  • Location: Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Photography: Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

The building acts in the spirit of a “vertical network structure” by playing with the special topography of the area to connect the existing levels and uses. It is complemented by extended pathways in the exterior area. These new connections spatially reorder access to the school premises and create additional exterior spaces. The covered playground now acts as the main entrance to the school facing the village. The new section picks up on the formal and material vocabulary of the existing building and presents itself as a large grid of raw concrete with a mineral quality. This automatic form results from the defining dimensions of the existing building, with its different floor heights. The project complements the different levels of the older building and connects it with the new section.

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

The façade – both visually transparent and a stage of constant change – plays on presenting an element of everyday domestic life: the curtain, which can be alternately perceived as a veil, light protection and as an element that has been set in motion.

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

Image Courtesy © Matthieu Gafsou and Roger Frei

Image Courtesy © 2b architectes

Image Courtesy © 2b architectes

Image Courtesy © 2b architectes

Image Courtesy © 2b architectes

Image Courtesy © 2b architectes

Image Courtesy © 2b architectes

Image Courtesy © 2b architectes

Image Courtesy © 2b architectes

Tags: ,

Categories: Building, Center, Municipality, School

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

code

Canon: oce crystalPoint
Kenesto: 30 day trial
Bentley: -YII 2018 Awards
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise