Rolex Learning Center Ski Club

Skiing inside the Rolex Learning Center by Johann Watzke, Anne-Fanny Cotting & Aurélie Mindel

Skiing inside the Rolex Learning Center by Johann Watzke, Anne-Fanny Cotting & Aurélie Mindel

Skiing inside the Rolex Learning Center by Johann Watzke, Anne-Fanny Cotting & Aurélie Mindel

Of all the slopes in Switzerland, the ones inside the Rolex Learning Center by SANAA are the subject of this photo series wherein architecture students marry their love of snowy sports with their devotion to the built form. When the new Rolex Learning Center opened, the school’s photo club wanted to show off how the innovative structure is used by the students. Johann Watzke, Anne-Fanny Cotting & Aurélie Mindel proposed that the white and sloping interior could host a variety of winter sports. My favorite detail in series is probably the skiers riding the skilift in the top photo because building equipement meant simply to provide accommodation is often ignored and rarely celebrated. Just remember that architecture is a very serious endeavor.

Alex

Alex Dent

August 23, 2011 / By

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