School campus Grimisuat
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Expansion of the school campus

COMAMALA ISMAIL as Architects

Several communities in the canton of Valais (Switzerland) have seen their population grow in recent years. Fast connections to service centers and a high quality of life have made these communities very attractive.

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At an altitude of 880 m, the commune of Grimisuat, located on the sunny side of the Alps and just ten minutes from the town of Sion, needs to expand its school infrastructure.

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In addition to classrooms, the program includes a library, a meeting room for 300 people, premises for the communal archives and changing rooms for outdoor sports activities.The school extension is the result of an open architectural competition organized in 2014.

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The jury appreciated the precision with which the new building blends into the steep natural slope of the site, and its ability to link the various outdoor spaces on the plot, located on different levels.  The extension gives the community a single, functional building with quality spaces. This building, which is alive all day, all year round, becomes a catalyst for the dynamic life of the village.

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