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Swiss School in Grono by Raphael Zuber


While it is interesting to see the Swiss heritage of structure derived from efficiently directing forces emerge again, I have some reservations about the fitting out and future viability of the result. The ceiling heights press down on the circular and elliptical forms in a heavy manner that somewhat negates the appreciation of the space spanned. The circle is literally crowded by the ceiling. The photographs show both forms cut by sub divisions and pragmatic installations. Why make a large clear span only to compromise it? How do build the next phase, add another square? The formal proposition appears not to consider the possibility of an incremental program. Is this not a factor? The accommodation of mechanical systems is not described. I would be curious to know what systems are used.

Posted date

16 May, 2012

Posted time

6:05 pm