On 20 March 2019, Smarter Together made a field visit to the construction site of the secondary school NMS Enkplatz 4. As astonishing developments are already visible from the exterior, the idea was to get a feeling for the construction progress on the inside.
The whole project is almost a fairy tale; a result of an extremely professional cooperation of all actors. The result is at the peak of available technology, it is highly innovative and future oriented. The pupils too were involved and participated in the process so that the result is an outcome of a co-creation process. And the highlight: the project meets the highest aesthetic standards. Moreover, Burtscher&Durig created a project that communicates on a meta level profound respect towards the pupils as well as values that are shared with them. Bravo to the architects Burtscher&Durig!
The students will not only receive four zero-energy gyms and 13 new classrooms, but also a school to feel good in and to love.
From February to May 2015, Smarter Together was designed as a project. The central task here was to ensure a maximum of citizen’s participation. Encouraged by this mandate, the two NMS were quickly integrated into the project in order to take students on the joint Smart City journey.
From then on everything went in quick succession: the idea of energetic refurbishment of the old gymnasiums (spring 2015), a feasibility study for new gyms (September 2016), a Municipal Council decision (October 21, 2016), a pupil survey on the extension building in the SIMmobil (June 2017), European architectural realization competition (7 weeks, April – May 2017), announcement of winner Burtscher & Durig (general planner), commissioning (July 2017), start of construction (January 2018), planned finalization (August 2019).
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