Skop's School Design References the Surrounding Environment

 - Jun 8, 2018
References: archdaily
There are many different styles of learning, and this school in Port, Switzerland, which was designed by Skop, aims to foster as many of those styles as possible. The school's design references the surrounding Jura Mountains, figuratively encouraging the students there to learn through experiencing the environment as well as through the books in their classrooms.

Skop's school in Port has a jagged, angular roof structure that's reminiscent of the Jura peaks visible at the edges of town. The pitched, folded design of the school's roof is also a direct reference to the historical design of many of the surrounding houses, further tying the educational practices of the town to its tradition as a whole.

Image Credit: Simon von Gunten, Julien Lanoo