11 000 sqm
The competition entry for the new campus for the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland assumes a particular importance in the urban fabric of the city of Mendrisio. Located next to the region’s key rail connections, its design is based on investigations of the relationship between the station-city of Mendrisio and the pedestrian flows around the area. The proposal reformulates the character of the area dominated by residential and logistics spaces by creating spaces for human development and growth. With an opaque facade, the volumes draw an arresting pattern with alternating building heights and highlight elements that reflect the play of natural light.