Neubau Kirchgemeindehaus by Menzi Bürgler Architekten

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Neubau Kirchgemeindehaus by Menzi Bürgler

Located on a nearly 6,000 inhabitants community in Aargau, Zurich architects Oliver Menzi and Philippe Bürgler won the competition of the new community centre of the Evangelical Reformed church of Würenlos.

Architects: Menzi Bürgler Architekten
Location: Würenlos, Switzerland
Photographs: Rasmus Norlander

Neubau Kirchgemeindehaus by Menzi Bürgler Architekten
© Rasmus Norlander
Neubau Kirchgemeindehaus by Menzi Bürgler Architekten
© Rasmus Norlander

The structure consists of prefabricated timber elements and irregular geometric copper roof, as naturally ageing materials, will change their appearance over time.

Neubau Kirchgemeindehaus by Menzi Bürgler Architekten
© Rasmus Norlander

Its interior organization conforms to the various functions of a community centre, in the street breaks through a cubic trained gable with contour and flat roofs, eaves and expands the volume of the large assembly room in the attic.

Neubau Kirchgemeindehaus by Menzi Bürgler Architekten
© Rasmus Norlander
Neubau Kirchgemeindehaus by Menzi Bürgler Architekten
© Rasmus Norlander

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Neubau Kirchgemeindehaus by Menzi Bürgler Architekten
© Rasmus Norlander
Neubau Kirchgemeindehaus by Menzi Bürgler Architekten
© Rasmus Norlander

Inspiration from architect:

The new building blends well with its immediate context and forms a satisfying addition to the overall ensemble. While its contours and colours conform to the church building, its structure and materials assert an independent character without disrupting the tranquil atmosphere of the cemetery.