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Cycle d'orientation de Cayla / LRS Architectes

  • 01:00 - 7 December, 2013
Cycle d'orientation de Cayla / LRS Architectes
Cycle d'orientation de Cayla  / LRS Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chemin William-Lescaze 8, 1203 Geneva, Switzerland
  • Architects Collaborators

    Baillif et Loponte Architectes, Susanna Fritscher
  • Client

    DCTI / Etat de Genève
  • Area

    17558.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

Text description provided by the architects. The competition for the redesign of this high school in an outlying district of Geneva takes a fresh look at the site and the functionality of the school.


The buildings are concentrated in the east part of the plot on a stone square, freeing the public garden on the west side. The three units on the square define a sequence of public spaces open to the neighborhood.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

Each unit has unique characteristics with specific functions: in the classroom building, the layout is peripheral, freeing the central space divided in 3 large rooms each with a double height and two external patios across from one another. This creates a variation of daylight and points of view.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

A large entry hall / refectory opens the art building to the playground and takes the visitor to the lecture hall on the intermediate floor or to the first floor where the art classes are. In the third building, dedicated to sport, a wide hall overlooks the three athletic spaces.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

The rigor of the building's facade, as well as its subtle fading colours (painted by the artist Susanna Fritscher), create an impression which is both joyful and rational.

© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

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Cite: "Cycle d'orientation de Cayla / LRS Architectes" 07 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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