Schulcampus Wattwil

Open Competition, Wattwil, 2020
Weyell Zipse with Westpol Landschaftsarchitektur


A building on the riverbank

The new cantonal school Campus Wattwil is interpreted in urban planning terms as an extension of the banks of the Thur. Its unique potential for a learning and meeting place as part of the river landscape is the driving force behind the design. Accordingly, the idea of a building directly on the water is the leitmotif for the design of the new cantonal school. A long, flat, two-storey building accompanies the riverbank. The building type is reminiscent of the textile industry factories that were built in the immediate vicinity in the course of industrialization and introduced a new urban scale along the Thur.