A vineyard flows through the grounds of Kuesnacht Grammar School and can be seen and appreciated throughout. The expansion of the classrooms allows the transparent main building to be nestled at the edge of the city of Bach, allowing views both through and of it. The classrooms are designed like books on a shelf. The boundaries between exterior and interior are blurred. The music rooms are outdoors to enrich the sounds of the instruments, similar to the park. The various tones during music lessons create an atmospheric soundscape from outside.
client: Canton of Zurich; location: Kuesnacht ZH; services: Invited Competition, 4th prize; team: Vehovar & Jauslin (Architecture); Rotzler Krebs Partner (Landscaping); Getec (HVAC); project time: 2000;