ht. Wood is omnipresent in all places of education, whether it be in the form of a structure, a façade or for interior surfaces. The Kuchl campus of the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, a training site for future wood professionals, is exemplary in this respect.
The realization of the college of Klaus, in Vorarlberg, offered an opportunity to develop strategies that could be resumed in other projects, notably in France. In the college of Broons as in that of Lamballe, in Brittany, the spaces are structured around an atrium illuminated from above and crossed by footbridges and bridges; the natural light penetrates from several sides into the classrooms. In the Edlach School in Dornbin , classes arranged in clusters allow flexible spatial configurations that are largely open to the outside.
ClientCity of Dornbirn
Gross Floor Area (mq)3770
ArchitectsDietrich Untertrifaller Architects
Design teamPeter Nußbaumer, Anna Norrgard
ConsultantsSite management: Flatschacher, Hohenems / Structural engineering: gbd and Nagy, Dornbirn / Building engineering: Cukrowicz, Lauterach / Electronics: Meusburger, Bezau / Geotechnics: 3P Geotechnik, Bregenz / Building physics: Weithas, Lauterach
Photo CreditsBruno Klomfar
Curriculum studio / partecipanteDietrich | Untertrifaller Architects, founded in 1994, is one of the iconic agencies of the renowned School of Vorarlberg. In 1992 Helmut Dietrich and Much Untertrifaller won the international competition for the conversion and extension of the Festspielhaus in Bregenz. This first major project was followed by equally important ones, such as the Hall F of the Wiener Stadthalle, the ETH sports campus in Zurich or the Convention Center in Strasbourg. Laureate of numerous competitions, the agency has a wide variety of references: local museums and cultural facilities, office buildings and sports complexes, private houses and high-volume residential projects, interior design and revitalizations of historic buildings. Today, the agency employs an international team of 70 architects working in Austria (Bregenz and Vienna), Switzerland (St Gallen), France (Paris) and Germany (Munich). The office is lead by Helmut Dietrich, Much Untertrifaller, Dominik Philipp and Patrick Stremler.
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