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National Park Centre / Valerio Olgiati

  • 01:00 - 16 May, 2010
National Park Centre / Valerio Olgiati
National Park Centre / Valerio Olgiati, © Javier Miguel Verme
© Javier Miguel Verme

© Javier Miguel Verme © Javier Miguel Verme © Javier Miguel Verme © Javier Miguel Verme +9

  • Architects

  • Location

  • 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

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
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "National Park Centre / Valerio Olgiati" 16 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/59578/national-park-centre-valerio-olgiati/>
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27 Comments

Ibrahim · November 04, 2014

please!!!! ineed construktion details !!!!!!!!! sektion facade

sh19e · April 16, 2011

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Ibrahim · November 04, 2014 10:43 PM

please!!!! ineed construktion details !!!!!!!!! sektion facade

matthew · November 27, 2010

Does anyone have a copy of the pdf he published on his site a couple of years ago, all line drawings... "25pgs a4 - print fold stapel"?

matthew34_8@yahoo.com

thanks

architect · July 31, 2011 12:32 AM

i am also looking for that same pdf.
could someone send it to me please?
thank you so much

ruiagnelo (at) hotmail (dot) com

Mies van der Rohe · June 01, 2010

National Park Centre / Valerio Olgiati http://bit.ly/cSrG0r Some living architects also deserve attention...

tyra · May 20, 2010

I really think olgiati will be in 5 years as famous as SAANA.

mattinze · March 20, 2015 05:02 PM

not that much right now, tho

orenin · May 18, 2010

i find it interesting that a project like this one chooses to focus on the subtleties of the hidden and the interior rather than obtaining a momentary "wow" reaction from passerby's.
having said that, i think that a simple white would help reduce the austerity of the project.

Juji · May 18, 2010

reminds a bit of Claus en Kaan's office building in Amsterdam, doesn't it? Just less windows...

jim bob · May 18, 2010

It pains me that so many people think this is cool as an artistic expression and ignore the reality of its use and environment

jim bob · May 18, 2010

How is this project good? Really do tell.... the building has no program... is overly thermal massive in a building that won't be used at night so the days heat will be wasted on an empty building... it has no detail... have seen the railing? It is bland heavy handed and so far beyond sustainable it hurts.... it that thoughtfully enough.... how about building with nature and not against it...

Leonid · May 18, 2010

This is a brilliant, intelligent project.

PS Jim Bob, open your eyes! Your comment isn't very thoughtful.

op · May 17, 2010

even concrete can be sustainable, massive walls helps in climate where temperature change at night is extreme...

Jim bob · May 17, 2010

This building is an atrocity, concrete is the WORST material for sustainability. In a world where most architects are trying to change the world for the better... this architect decided to make all four sides of the building the same!?!?!?!? People should be punished for work like this.

João · April 23, 2013 01:20 AM

People should be punished for state stuff like this.

Ricardo Stanzani · May 18, 2010 02:07 PM

sustainability is the new church, no?

rodger · May 17, 2010

terrific project, but very heavy handed.
ie,the 'handrail' on the steps says much about the rest of the project and the architect.

Graham Cowen · May 17, 2010

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Architecture Design · May 16, 2010

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Architekt R V Scholz · May 16, 2010

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Che · May 16, 2010

This building is very simple, awesome. The photo of the bifurcating stair looks like an image from a kaleidoscope. Very poetic.

Architecture+Molding · May 16, 2010

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Architect: Valerio Olgiati
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Architecture News · May 16, 2010

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josephiklein.com · May 16, 2010

what wonderful curiosities thanks arch daily i have been to hard on you. please forgive me.

Axel Vansteenkiste · May 16, 2010

Olgiati in Zernez. Always surprised how render-like the photos look. http://www.archdaily.com/59578...

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rental_watanabe 2.0 · May 16, 2010

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Rui Agnelo · May 16, 2010

Is that a staircase, facing the corner on ground floor??

dados · May 16, 2010

I used to think this building was scary as hell. Now I like it though.

shetu · May 16, 2010

Interesting

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