Weissenstein New School Building and Double Sports Hall / Ernst Niklaus Fausch Partner
Two features, two halls, one ensemble. The brand new schoolhouse and double sports activities corridor are two impartial volumes that stretch the ensemble of Weissenstein college advanced. They outline a brand new college yard and occasions house for the varsity and the group. The facades of the brand new buildings undertake the light-coloured clinker brick used all through the advanced however laid in a stretcher and Flemish bond.
Omitting the headers within the parapets creates a perforated grid (night-time cooling), whereas on the ends and above the home windows the headers challenge barely, creating an unmistakable play of sunshine and shade. The character of each buildings is formed by an inside corridor – a „college corridor“ and a „sports activities corridor“ are made. Giant, colored infill areas within the prefabricated concrete loadbearing construction articulate each halls.
In addition they serve the cross-ventilation of all of the rooms with out the necessity for air flow expertise. Positioned exactly within the topography, the sports activities corridor is built-in into the sports activities advanced on three ranges. The center stage connects to the schoolyard, whereas the higher gallery affords entry to the outside sports activities amenities and can be used to observe matches being performed on the decrease stage.
The college constructing turns into a „house for varsity life“ with the two-storey college corridor forming a central inside house. As a hearth security idea was agreed on, this complete house can be utilized for educating or to carry occasions. This permits the advanced as a complete to develop into a part of academic, sporting and village life.