Education Centre Uster
The school of Uster is located in a building ensem- ble from the 70s between the city centre and the lake Greifensee. The existing arrangement should be extended with additional school institutions and a sports centre in order to become a large scale college of further education.
The building mass of the new school centre presents itself to the surroundings as a well-balanced ensemble from old and new buildings. Several court situations are created with different degree of public space. The linear floor plan zoning of the buildings permits a high flexibility in terms of location and access to the different schools and school facilities. The meandric basic form of the new development guarantees short ways via the public spaces.
The architecture of the new buildings develops its own language apart from the existing context, however, the buildings shape deals with the urban needs of the surrounding and interlocks themselves with the existing buildings and the new sports facilities. The new occupational school centre of Uster thereby becomes, beside its educational functions, a concise point of identification for the citizens of the town.