AIACE Swiss Section Event Recap: Baldegg Monastery

AIACE Swiss Section Event Recap: Baldegg Monastery

The consequent joining of the classic cloister typology and the modern architectural vocabulary allows for a wonderful play of light and shadow over the precast concrete elements used throughout the interior and exterior. The extensive glass on the cloister garden facade allows sunlight to warm and brighten the regular interior. The cloister gardens soften and enliven the otherwise strict building plan. Perhaps the rhythmical repetition in the facade, plan and section underscore the clarity and calm of the Sister’s daily lives inside and outside of the cloister and chapel walls.

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