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Corseaux Lake Geneva

The Perret - Le Corbusier controversy Mr Auguste Perret reports on the architectural section of the Salon d'Automne. That was the headline used by the Paris Journaif1 for an interview with Auguste Perret on the section dedicated to Architecture and Town Planning at the Salon d'Automne (1 Nov to 16 Dec 1923). According to journalist Guillaume Baderre, this section in particular evoked great curiosity among the visitors Some people greeted our young architects' bold designs with great enthusiasm,...

Marcel Meili Markus Peter

Marcel Meili Markus Peter Helvetia

Architects Marcel Meili and Markus Peter, with Zeno Vogel, Zurich Construction period 1997-1999 Project manager Zeno Vogel Structural engineers Conzett Bronzini Gartmann, Chur Swiss School of Engineering for the Wood Industry, Biel, 1990-1999 This school, even before the new extension, already boasted a remarkable character. The site and the buildings form what is almost an island between residential districts and an industrial area, which stretches along the hard edge of the Jura Massif. The...

Chur Teacher Training College science wing

Chur Teacher Training College Basement

Valentin Bearth, Andrea Deplazes, Alois Diethelm Architects Bearth Deplazes, Chur Project manager Bettina Werner Structural engineer Fredy Unger, Chur The science wing is an extension to the Grisons Teacher Training College. Its architectural vocabulary - four concrete platforms stacked one upon the other - and its division into teaching and preparation rooms reflect the terse operational space and economic criteria. The total transparency of the interior and facades is presumably meant to make...