dgj002 Three Schools in Volketswil, Volketswil, CH , 2000

Project for three Schools in Volketswil, CH. Study commission in consecutive competition

 

 

Project for three Schools in Volketswil, CH.
Study commission in consecutive competition.
Generating Forms [urban strategy]
The three buildings give each of the three schools an own identity without loosing their structural integrity. Therefore a common generating principal structures the complex. The three parts emerge in a process similar to that of organic growth. The classrooms form a protective layer or band enveloping the cultural space in form of a spiral. Individual views and lighting conditions characterize each of the spaces. The architectural form emerges in a continuos process of differentiation and mediation between external factors and internal forces.
The volumes of the three schools define clear outside spaces: A birch grove to the north, a football pitch to the east, and a court with paving to the west.
Zones of Differentiation [central cultural space]
The central cultural space is built in form of a ramp that spirals upwards. It concentrates social, and individual, physical, and mental activities.
In the horizontal condition movements and exchange are limited. A tilted plane creates dynamic from gravity. Changing forces can be informed in the building. The formulation of the cultural space as a circulation ramp provokes movements, activity and different forms of communication: verbal and non-verbal intercourse in small and larger groups. The central cultural space becomes a stage set for the individual to define and experience his or hers identity as part of the community. The ramp varies in its width forming spaces for circulation and temporary occupation.
A high level of identification is based on the specific form and orientation of the cultural spaces. Each of the atrium is oriented to one of the landscape space outside.

Generating Forms [urban strategy]The three buildings give each of the three schools an own identity without loosing their structural integrity. Therefore a common generating principal structures the complex. The three parts emerge in a process similar to that of organic growth. The classrooms form a protective layer or band enveloping the cultural space in form of a spiral. Individual views and lighting conditions characterize each of the spaces. The architectural form emerges in a continuos process of differentiation and mediation between external factors and internal forces. The volumes of the three schools define clear outside spaces: A birch grove to the north, a football pitch to the east, and a court with paving to the west.

Zones of Differentiation [central cultural space]The central cultural space is built in form of a ramp that spirals upwards. It concentrates social, and individual, physical, and mental activities. In the horizontal condition movements and exchange are limited. A tilted plane creates dynamic from gravity. Changing forces can be informed in the building. The formulation of the cultural space as a circulation ramp provokes movements, activity and different forms of communication: verbal and non-verbal intercourse in small and larger groups. The central cultural space becomes a stage set for the individual to define and experience his or hers identity as part of the community. The ramp varies in its width forming spaces for circulation and temporary occupation. A high level of identification is based on the specific form and orientation of the cultural spaces. Each of the atrium is oriented to one of the landscape space outside.

项目时间 July 05 1999 - Feb 01 2000
功能School, Education
地址 In der Höh 9 , Volketswil
建筑面积 11,000 m²
建筑体积 42,000 m³
预算 33.0 Mio. CHF
委任员 School Administration Volketswil
委任方Competition
项目阶段: Awarded Competition Entry