Secondary school Neukirch, Egnach

Client Volksschulgemeinde Egnach
Architects Waeber Dickenmann Partner Architekten, Zürich
Planning 2012-2015
Execution 2014-2016
Construction cost 13 Mio. Fr.
Services Structure and excavation:
Design phase
Tender documentation phase
Execution phase
Photos Lüchinger+Meyer
Topics EducationConcrete constructionFair faced concrete

Characteristic of the new building are the interior fair faced concrete surfaces and the clear structure made of reinforced concrete. The resulting large spans can be efficiently bridged.

The structure consists mainly of four supporting axes arranged in the longitudinal direction. The two central axes consist of long concrete wall discs, which serve as supports for the ceilings and as room enclosures for the classrooms. In the facade plane, the load-bearing axis is broken up into a regular row of columns with a downstand beam, which is interrupted by individual transverse walls running from the access zone to the facade. The flat ceilings as well as the walls are not only dimensioned according to static criteria, but also take into account the acoustic and technical requirements of the building.