savioz fabrizzi architectes
primary school, vollèges, competition, 1st place
town of vollèges
11 classrooms, 1 clubhouse for football club, municipality’s district heating system
competion april 2007 1st place,
sia 116 volume :
françois meyer architecture, sion
construction management :
besse-fellay architecture sàrl, villette-le châble
civil engineer :
kurmann & cretton sa, monthey
hvac engineer :
tecnoservice engineering sa, martigny
electrical engineer :
lami sa, martigny
the new school building is sited to the west of the development plot and creates, with the multipurpose hall, a school complex with the schoolyard as its centre. this vehicle-free space provides access to the site’s various buildings: the multipurpose sports hall, primary school and clubhouse for the local football club.
a covered area alongside the open space connects the school to the sports hall. from here, a staircase leads to the upper part of the site, where there are public transport links.
this clear delimitation of functions ensures safety for users and optimum operation of the facilities.
the facades are in concrete, to harmonise with the sports hall and unify the different parts of the complex. the façades of the school are treated in a “plastic” manner, consisting of slanted sections.
the main building is arranged on three floors. each floor has four classrooms, all with dual aspect.
the corridors are in raw concrete and continue the style of the exterior, contrasting with the warm colours and larch panelling in the classrooms.
this building is constructed to swiss minergie standards for low-energy-consumption buildings. it is heated via the municipality’s district heating system.