savioz fabrizzi architectes
primary school, châteauneuf sion, competition 1st place
city of sion
4 classrooms, 1 learning support room, 1 library, sports loakrooms, sanitairy, techniques
competition february 2012 1st place,
sia 116 volume :
civil engineer :
sd ingénierie, sion
hvac engineer :
gd climat, sion
electrical engineer :
rtm réalisation techniques multiples, martigny
the extension to the school complex is on the west side of the site, in continuity with the existing school which runs along the rue de la treille. it is joined to the existing buildings, with which it forms a single functional unit.
the extension provides an opportunity to improve the relationship between the school complex and the public space in the street (currently a blank wall of the emergency shelter.
the new school is organised as two spatial and pedagogical units, a familiar space, whose scale is between that of the classroom and the school.
these units comprise two classrooms, and a multipurpose area that is the core of each unit.
the classrooms are designed as spaces with openings on all four sides, offering multiple relationships with the environment: the sunshine of the south side and the view over the grass roof, the view of the hill to the north, distant views along the valley and a relationship with the multipurpose area.