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National Park Centre / Valerio Olgiati

  • Architects: Valerio Olgiati
  • Location: Zernez, Switzerland
  • Architect:  Valerio Olgiati
  • Collaborators:  Aldo Duelli (project manager office Olgiati), Fabrizio Ballabio, Theo Barmettler, Pascal Flammer, Herwig Lins, Sara Wiedenbeck
  • Structural Engineer:  Jon Andrea Könz, Ing.-Büro, Zernez + Dr.Schwarz Consulting, Zug
  • Client:  Swiss National Parc, Zernez
  • Construction Supervisor:  Rico Stupan, Architectura DC SA, Scuol + Claudio Bulfoni, Castellani & Bulfoni, Scuol
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Javier Miguel Verme

© Javier Miguel Verme © Javier Miguel Verme © Javier Miguel Verme © Javier Miguel Verme

From the architect. The exhibitions are held in the new visitors centre. The administration is in the old castle building; the hall, foyer and seminar space are in the stables.

© Javier Miguel Verme
© Javier Miguel Verme

From outside the new building seems extremely regular, it has no emotional expression, so to speak. The inner spatial development is the product of antitheses: of concealing and revealing, heaviness and lightness, regularity and irregularity. The windows are slightly more horizontal in format, producing an “observing” view in all directions from each room. The exhibition spaces can be properly blacked out and all have the multi- functional technical facilities required for contemporary exhibitions.

© Javier Miguel Verme
© Javier Miguel Verme
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