Inspired by the adjacent canal's pragmatic linearity and the industrial buildings located on the left bank, the second prize winning proposal, titled 'Stairway to Heaven' for the new high school appears as a linear volume located in the extension of the Veveyse promenade's perspective. Designed by PYO Arquitectos + Nomos Groupement d'Architectes + Pascal Heyraud Architecte Paysagiste, the basic organization of the building is staged with a central staircase of generous proportions linking a sequence of public spaces that interrupt diagonally the classrooms structural grid.More images and architects' description after the break.
'Stairway to Heaven' Second Prize Winning Proposal / Arquitectos + Nomos Groupement d'Architectes + Pascal Heyraud Architecte Paysagiste
01:00 - 22 February, 2013
http://www.archdaily.com/334355/stairway-to-heaven-second-prize-winning-proposal-arquitectos-nomos-groupement-darchitectes-pascal-heyraud-architecte-paysagiste Alison Furuto
01:00 - 4 July, 2011
LocationRoute des Entrepôts, 1800 Vevey, Switzerland
ArchitectsPersoneni Raffaele Schärer Architectes
http://www.archdaily.com/147152/eca-oai-office-building-personeni-raffaele-scharer-architectes Andrew Rosenberg