Previously featured in Thisispaper, Swiss architectural practice Menzi Bürgler Architekten proved their impressive architectural skills and aesthetic taste once again.
Presented project is a renovation of the Felsberg School complex, implemented by the team of Menzi Bürgler Architekten. The complex is located in Lucerne, Switzerland and dates back to 1948. The school consists of twelve classrooms, a music hall and a sports hall. The importance of local topography and child-friendly design oriented towards a Scandinacian-type modernism was an important quality taken into account by the architects, while working on the refurbishment.
"The exterior appearance of the buildings remains preserved after the renovation, while the building envelopes were optimised with respect to energy consumption. Inside, the conversion and renovation measures combine preservation aims with the spatial and technical requirements of contemporary school operations. A reorganised ground floor allowed the library, staffroom and workshop to be allocated to one of the three building wings respectively,” explained the architects. The renovated sports hall cannot remain unrecognizable, it features large floor-to-ceiling windows, which let natural light come inside all day long.