You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

print article Print article

Municipal Buildings in Iragna, Switzerland

Located in a traditional granite-quarrying area, Iragna has an intact urban structure, which the scheme respects. Three measures were implemented: the erection of a funeral chapel and a town hall, and the redesign of a public square. The use of boldly textured local stone as a facing material helps to integrate the massive buildings into the existing fabric. At the same time, they are distinguished by their simple, clear-cut forms. The town hall is located to one side of a new, triangular, sloping square paved with granite slabs. The pavings are separated from the stone walling by a concrete plinth. The exposed bands of the floor slabs in the outer walls divide the areas of stone and permit a wide variety of window shapes, including strip fenestration.
This article is taken out of the following magazine:
DETAIL 6/1999

Building with Stone

See magazine
Product teaser


Detail Newsletter

We will keep you informed about international projects, news on architectural and design topics, research and current events in our newsletter.