berrel berrel kräutler architekten: school extension with a sports hall
berrel berrel kräutler architekten: school extension with a sports hall berrel berrel kräutler architekten: school extension with a sports hall
mar 20, 2011

berrel berrel kräutler architekten: school extension with a sports hall

‘school extension with a sports hall’ by berrel berrel kräutler architekten in biel-benken, switzerland all images courtesy berrel berrel kräutler architekten

switzerland-based practice berrel berrel kräutler architekten has completed ‘school extension with a sports hall’, a new annex building in biel-benken, basel-country. sitting between the pre-existing academic structure and the main street, the design acts as a physical buffer in the landscape, generating a public space to the south and a quiet park towards the center.

exterior shot

wrapped in a permeable skin consisting of vertical wooden slats, the exterior face of the building sets itself in contrast with the white-washed interior. the classrooms and corridor are finished in concrete, maximizing the reflection of the natural sunlight that filters through the natural wooden shell.

(left) facade (right) entrance

interior view of corridor


in use

(left) stairway detail (right) facade treatment

site plan

  • interesting, but the interior seems too cold and lifeless, considering it’s for children interaction.

    ractti says:

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