Project competition 2018
Community center and school extension, Ried-Brig
The implementation of the two new volumes create a programmatic sequence of public spaces distributed following the topography. Both the volumetry and the architectural language of the new buildings are derived from their immediate identity of the village center. The position of the two new volumes enhances the existing building structure, defining the exteriors in a clear relation to the new uses and therefore strengthening the relation to the village. The concept aims to keep the intervention in the slope as small as possible, which is expected to have positive consequences on the costs. Three levels follow each other in ascending order: the village square directly on Simplonstrasse with the municipal administration, the existing school building on the intermediate level and at the top of the slope the school building extension with the kindergarten on the level of the sports fields.