Neubau Kirchgemeindehaus by Menzi Bürgler
Located in a nearly 6,000 inhabitants community in Aargau, Zurich architects Oliver Menzi and Philippe Bürgler won the competition for the new community centre of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Würenlos.
Architects: Menzi Bürgler Architekten
Location: Würenlos, Switzerland
Photographs: Rasmus Norlander
The structure consists of prefabricated timber elements and irregular geometric copper roofs, as naturally ageing materials, will change their appearance over time.
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.
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.