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Wed 20.6.

Plantahof Auditorium by Valerio Olgiati (CH)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 20.06.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

Plantahof Auditorium by Valerio Olgiati; photo by Javier Miguel Verme

This sombre, monolithic auditorium located in Landquart District, Switzerland, was completed by a Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati in 2010. Encompassing a 270-square-meters hall with a capacity of more than one hundred seats, the anthracite concrete structure ‘stretches over the pillars and beams’ which are supported by abutments located outside of the building.

Plantahof Auditorium by Valerio Olgiati; photo by Javier Miguel Verme

More about the development:

 

‘The placement of the new auditorium creates a new central square within the overall structure of the Plantahof agriculture school. The high façade holds together the new piazza. The inner space of the auditorium lies in half-light. Two windows facing each other define the inner space and allow for a view from the new piazza towards the axis of the Prättigau valley. A thin, dark coloured, concrete wall stretches over the pillars and beams like a tent. These elements are supported outside the building by the abutments.

 

‘The structure combines in equal measure a frame and a solid construction. The result is a hybrid of pillars and walls, expressing an architectural concept and lending the building character. The new auditorium is multifunctional and has a capacity of 130 to 180 seats. In addition to its conventional use, the new hall has the capacity to host different kinds of events such as seminars, congresses and panel discussions.’

Plantahof Auditorium by Valerio Olgiati; photo by Javier Miguel Verme

Plantahof Auditorium by Valerio Olgiati; photo by Javier Miguel Verme

Plantahof Auditorium by Valerio Olgiati; photo by Javier Miguel Verme

Plantahof Auditorium by Valerio Olgiati; photo by Javier Miguel Verme

Plantahof Auditorium by Valerio Olgiati; floor plan; © archive olgiati

Plantahof Auditorium by Valerio Olgiati; section; © archive olgiati

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