SAINT BLAISE

(School complex; Saint Blaise, Switzerland, 2012)

 

The new extended school complex in Saint Blaise is located in the immediate vicinity of the pastoral 16th century town center at the shores of lake Neuchâtel and at the foot of the gentle slopes of the Jura mountain range. A fragmented implantation on site integrates the new school complex with the historical urban tissue. Three new built volumes in addition to the renovated existing school house the different parts of the educational programme, adapting to the scale of the surroundings and defining a series of descending plateaus that offer a rich sequence of varied public spaces to the students and sports hall users.