Henchoz middle school

Château d'Oex

The renovation and extension project of the Henchoz middle school in Château-d'oex is part of a tenuous and heterogeneous village fabric. Implanted in continuity with the existing primary school, the volumetric balance of the extension is given by the concrete base on which a volume of wood rests.

Year

2016

Mention

1st prize

Developed by

CCHE Lausanne SA

Client

Municipalities of Château d'Oex, Rossinière and Rougemont

Program

8 classrooms, 3 clearing rooms, 6 special rooms, 1 library

Floor area (GFA)

4'018 m²

Volume (SIA)

14'386 m³

Realization

CCHE Lausanne SA

Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse

The volume of wood forms the covered courtyard, the overhang that ends the playground and stages the panorama and the clearing towards the mountains.

The whole, a simple structural concept, forms a box that is resistant to wind stress and possible earthquakes. It meets the prefabrication techniques required for the construction of an economical project, which is easy to implement and can be completed quickly (12 months).

Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse
Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse
Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse
Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse
Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse
Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse


The existing plant filter is retained, forming a buffer zone between the courtyard and the main road. The wooden panels used for the interior cladding and the façade contribute to the warm atmosphere of the school, while responding to the village and mountainous character of the place.

The design and materiality of the project contribute to sustainable development.

Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse
Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse
Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse
Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse
Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse
Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse
Architecture de CCHE du Collège Henchoz Suisse


This new learning space includes eight classrooms of about 80m2, six special rooms and various administrative and complementary premises.

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