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Concéntrico

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Concéntrico

Concéntrico is the Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design that annually proposes to reflect on the urban environment and the city. The Festival invites visitors to tour the city through installations, exhibitions, meetings, activities and performances that create a connection between the venues, squares, streets, courtyards and hidden spaces that usually go unnoticed in their daily lives. Continue reading Concéntrico

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Gent Ibrahimi

Commonalities on the Zurichberg

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Gent Ibrahimi

Nature is a significant element in the design site, a nature that has, however, different degrees of naturalness. The dominant presence in the site is the forest, a forest that has mainly the function of production and that is mostly private, but despite those facts it contains many public activities that coexist with each other, and this is because the forest is a common of the city of Zurich and is perceived in the formal aspect as open and public. Continue reading Gent Ibrahimi

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Schwabe Suter

school complex . Rothenburg

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Schwabe Suter Architekten . photos: © Damian Poffet

The Rothenburg school complex is located slightly outside the centre on a hill and has a campus-like structure due to the concentration of school buildings. The new secondary school with a sports hall complements the complex and strengthens the idea of the campus. The new building is divided into three parts: The four-storey school wing adjoins a one-storey intermediate building which forms the connection to the triple sports hall. All parts are connected in the ground floor and basement. The arrangement of the parts results in an almost square and compact plan of the building. The two parts of the building – the secondary school and the sports hall – have their own entrances and can therefore be used independently of each other. Continue reading Schwabe Suter