Secondary School Building Chliriet
Rümlang-Oberglatt, 2018–2022
Competition, 2018, 1. Prize
Classroom Floor

The school building complements Chliriet’s open, landscape-dominated rural fabric that features an existing multi-purpose hall, sports fields, and mature trees. It takes the form of a long, narrow and flat building on the bounding country lane and, together with the multi-purpose hall, defines a large playground and entrance area. The projecting flying roof contributes to this framing of space and gives the architecture a distinctive expression.
The two-story building is a systematically configured wood frame structure. The classrooms are arranged in a single line, with one in each of the twelve bays, and all face the open cultivated land to the east. The circulation spaces and group activity rooms face the recess area. From the lobby on the ground floor, a series of stairs leads up to clusters of anterooms, classrooms, and group rooms on the upper floor.
All further elements beyond those of the simple wooden construction are introduced additively and remain independent by means of their color. Everything in the building is colorful: there is no natural material color and also no white. The interior space unfolds through the interplay of the various colors. The polychromy signifies the day-to-day school life.

Competition team
Peter Baumberger, Karin Stegmeier, Ron Edelaar, Elli Mosayebi, Christian Inderbitzin, Phillip Türich, Alexandra Isele, Sébastien Ressnig, Jenna Buttermann

Project team
Peter Baumberger, Karin Stegmeier, Ron Edelaar, Elli Mosayebi, Christian Inderbitzin, Phillip Türich, Nils Franzini, Andrea Grolimund, Charel Muller, Nora Iannone, Anna Oexle, Kevin Quinlan

Baumberger Stegmeier Architektur (BS+EMI Architektenpartner AG)

Sekundarschulgemeinde Rümlang-Oberglatt

Landscape Architect: Hofmann & Müller Landschaftsarchitektur, Zurich
Civil Engineer: Dr. Lüchinger+Meyer Bauingenieure AG, Zurich
Timber Construction Engineer: Pirmin Jung Schweiz AG, Sargans
Building Services: EBP Schweiz AG, Zurich
Building Physics: Raumanzug GmbH, Zurich

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