ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

ECA/OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects

A spiralling staircase is visible behind the gridded exterior of this office block in Vevey, Switzerland, by Swiss firm Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects.

ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

The ECA/OAI Building comprises five levels of office space, overlooking a roof garden on the ground-floor plinth.

ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

This plinth contains an entrance lobby and cafe that can also be accessed by neighbouring buildings.

ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

Photography is by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti.

ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

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ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

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Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects
ECA/OAI office building Vevey, Switzerland, 2011

The new building completes a city block in the centre of Vevey.

ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

The urban void behind the buildings was a residual space used as a parking lot and for utility purposes.

ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

The intervention took advantage of the void and turned it into a main hall for all the buildings of the block.

ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

The once neglected space became a common area with a big patio and a green roof, offering a garden view for all the buildings around it.

ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

The new five floors office building frames the roof garden without enclosing it and maintains a wide visual panorama on the city and the mountains.

ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

Architectural competition. First prize 2008. Construction 2009 - 2011

ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

Architects: Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes

ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

Client: ECA, Etablissement d’assurance contre l’incendie et les éléments naturels du Canton de Vaud

ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

User: OAI, Office de l’assurance-invalidité pour le canton de Vaud

ECA-OAI Office Building by Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects

Address: Rue des Entrepôts, 1800 Vevey, VD

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