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Echandens school complex: minding our future
dl-c architecture et construction

Echandens school complex: minding our future

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April 2023

Commissioned by the municipality of Echandens, NFIC has just won the study and implementation phase of the future school complex in Echandens (VD), a project developed by the Geneva-based architectural firm dl-c designlab-construction. This exciting scheme will allow us to showcase our analytical abilities and expertise in low-carbon buildings.

The mastery of sustainable materials, such as wood and recycled concrete, is one of NFIC’s strengths, as is the construction of particularly complex school buildings, such as the CossArena in Cossonay, the GEMS Academy and the Collège Secondaire de Borex-Crassier. This expertise is now being rewarded in the shape of an ambitious project that is just the type of challenge that we like to take up.

A school based on sustainability

Called “École buissonnière”, the project selected by the expert panel provides for the extensive use of wood and recycled materials. It is also very interesting from a design point of view, as it manages to harmoniously combine a gym, a swimming pool and buildings for school, preschool and extracurricular functions.
The proposal developed by the architects won over the jury with its rigour, efficiency and way of integrating the site into the surrounding built environment. It treats the plot as a large park divided into four distinct units, each with a specific function. The units are articulated around a courtyard where the main entrances to the buildings are located. They also have undulating roofs that blend in perfectly with the surroundings.

Goal 2024

Study work will start this spring, while the construction itself is planned to start in 2024.
We look forward to contributing to this forward-looking project. Special thanks to the Municipality of Echandens (project owner), to dl-c designlab-construction (architect) and to Irbis Consulting SA, who organised the call for tenders.

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dl-c architecture et construction
April 2023

Commissioned by the municipality of Echandens, NFIC has just won the study and implementation phase of the future school complex in Echandens (VD), a project developed by the Geneva-based architectural firm dl-c designlab-construction. This exciting scheme will allow us to showcase our analytical abilities and expertise in low-carbon buildings.

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