DÉLEMONT

(Professional school extension; Délemont, Switzerland; 2011)

The award-winning proposal for the extension of the HES-SO (Western Switzerland professional school) campus in Delémont materialises in plan the organigram of the two institutions it will house (social-art-health studies and economic studies) and their shared infrastructures (library, study rooms, canteen). The ensemble comprises the renovation of a 1950s building and the construction of two new fully-wooden buildings around a central courtyard open towards La Sorne river that flows next to the site. Retaining an identity proper to each school, while at the same time participating of the social life of the expanded campus is the main achievement of the project.