LOCALARCHITECTURE extends steiner school in lausanne, switzerland
 
LOCALARCHITECTURE extends steiner school in lausanne, switzerland
may 07, 2014

LOCALARCHITECTURE extends steiner school in lausanne, switzerland

located in the western green belt of lausanne in switzerland, the bois-genoud school and rudolf steiner pavilion campus have been integrated into this natural environment by swiss studio LOCALARCHITECTURE. the structure features large exterior corridors that line the cloakrooms and classrooms, functioning as a seamless extension of the learning environment.

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all images courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE

 

 

the volume is framed by these linear elements, and the rooms are spread across three floors, which can be accessed using a staircase and ramp. the decks are suspended from the roof by a series of steel rods, helping them to float in space and form a connection between the inside teaching world and the vegetation surrounding it.

LOCALARCHITECTURE extends steiner school in lausanne, switzerland
north façade

 

 

constructed entirely from wood, a quiet sealed façade on the northern side provides a level of shelter against noise pollution from a nearby highway. the southern side is entirely glazed with panels that work as a wide passive solar collector. during the summer time, the corridors offer protection from the sun and control any overheating.

LOCALARCHITECTURE extends steiner school in lausanne, switzerland
classroom

LOCALARCHITECTURE extends steiner school in lausanne, switzerland
cloakroom

 

 

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