Connection Plessur – Halde, Chur – Tuchschmid

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Connection Plessur – Halde, Chur

Category: Special structures, Steel and Glass structures
Year of construction: 2010 - 2011
Location: Chur
Owner: Hochbauamt des Kantons Graubünden Chur
Architect: Esch. Sintzel GmbH Zürich
Engineer: Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure, Zürich
Site managem.: Zoanni Architekten Chur
Award: Prix Acier 2014

The merger of the middle schools Plessur-Aue and Halde is, thanks to the new pedestrian link, also physically and visually complete. Adapted to the topographical conditions the deliberately rusted steel structure winds up the hill slope stretching a distance in the lower part of 13 m and the upper portion 16 and 21 m. Corten steel panels form the walls and roof of the connecting passage. Corrugated and perforated steel sheets, also in rusted finish, serve as a stair railing. With views of the mountain students can, thanks to the openings in the wall panels, let their imagination run free as they ascend and descend the stairs.