Colegio Suizo Gymnasium / Lambiasi + Westenenk Arquitectos + Eliash Arquitectos + Marcela Schmauk
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The request for the enlargement of Santiago´s Swiss Faculty had to answer a number of pending points. The varsity wanted a coated sports activities house, new school rooms for preschool college students, a brand new entrance, and an answer to unravel site visitors congestion.
To unravel the project, a brand new entrance and a brand new pedestrian axis (that’s associated to the prevailing foremost axis) are created. The brand new quantity respects the neighborhood’s city scale, constructing solely 2 ranges above the bottom stage. To attain that, the multicourt stage is resolved on an underground ground. The primary stage with translucent vertical limits offers pure daylight to the principle house but additionally helps to visually combine this use with the remainder of the college and its circulations. The concept was that the game may very well be seen from totally different locations, not as an remoted shed as we’re used to.
In a college, flexibility of use is a advantage that undoubtedly contributes lots. That’s the reason the constructing was not solely deliberate for sports activities use however was additionally designed and outfitted for big year-end occasions, shows, and conferences.
The brand new quantity, with a pink coloration consultant of Switzerland, seeks to present it presence in the direction of Campo de Deportes avenue, one in every of its foremost limits, additionally producing a brand new vehicular drop-off that helps with site visitors jams within the surrounding streets. On the south facade, the brand new pre-school school rooms are resolved on the primary stage and a brand new outside playground is proposed between the prevailing constructing and the brand new one. Being a brand new entrance, an underground vehicular entry is deliberate for a potential improve in parking
Briefly, the brand new Santiago´s Swiss Faculty Gymnasium is greater than a gymnasium. It’s a multi-use and versatile constructing that manages to unravel a brand new entrance whereas respecting the city scale and mixing with the remainder of the prevailing college buildings.