Four compact building elements house the multipurpose Schauenberg school. A large roof unites the tracts and creates the expansive covered courtyard which can be accessed from each building.

On the façade, human-sized letters have been sandblasted directly into the concrete. In the interior, the letters are three-dimensional: cast aluminium for the storey numbers and lacquered aluminium sheeting on the wooden doors to the classrooms. The lined lettering used throughout the building takes inspiration from the reddish-brown bricks and the fine tracings of the battens on the concrete.

  • Address:

    Lerchenhalde 40, 8046 Zurich

  • New build:


  • Architecture:

    Adrian Streich Architekten, Zurich

  • Commissioned by:

    City of Zurich, Amt für Hochbauten

  • Project team:

    Natalie Bringolf, Kristin Irion, Jonas Minnig, Laura Moor, Yvonne Schneider

  • Photography:

    Luis Hartl, Buchs