savioz fabrizzi architectes
alpole - research centre for alpine and polar environments
second phase of the establishment of the epfl (energypolis) in the canton of valais in sion.
valais/wallis epfl unit in sion
etienne gilloz, carole westhoff, helena barras, marc evequoz, delphine preisig, fanny sierro
laboratories: computational environmental science and engineering, watershed science, environmental adaptation, biofilms and river ecosystems, extreme environments.
competition 2018, competition 1st prize
alpatec sa, martigny
heating and ventilation engineering:
kotorritech sa, sion
the project entails converting the former ronquoz printing works building into eight new epfl professorships as part of the second phase of the university's expansion in the canton of valais.
the existing structure corresponds fairly well to needs in terms of surface area and volume as the future user expresses them. nevertheless, the project involves the total reorganisation of the internal spaces, the creation of a central patio and the lifting of the northern section, thereby taking advantage of the opportunity to re-establish a precise silhouette of the property by means of a clear structure.
the building's structures are generally maintained and adhered to,
keeping as much as possible of the original configuration. However, they will
require some specific intervention to guarantee that certain horizontal forces
are accommodated and to enable the building to achieve the seismic resistance
values required with respect to its new purpose.