| Pauline Jochenbein
| 2013 | PFC | HEPIA Genève
In transposing cell imaging for an organizational model of a community, the EHL campus, which is a multi-cellular organism representative of multiculturalism, defines a diversified unit of 3,000 future students. These main players are linked to the functioning of the system; their dynamism will ensure the equilibrium with the outside through exchanges and formal and informal interactions, it’s homeostasis.
Inspired by the school’s effervescence and energy, HOMEostasis proposes an organizational model based on a «living together» initiated by the school’s philosophy and its meaning of Swiss hospitality. The campus is organized as a home for everyone, providing a place for a large family of students.
With a fluid and dynamic architecture, the inner effervescence spreads outward creating outside spaces in direct relation with the pace of student life. Having confidence in a new dynamic system between students and their environment, between architecture and landscape, HOMEeostasis is in an energy loop, in response to the school’s expected level of excellence. Thus, the campus architecture is going through a transformation induced by the weather, territory and landscape.
This landscape architecture project developed by Pauline Jochenbein was done using as a basis the architecture project developed for the EHL competition by Elena Garciandia, Carmen Ortega and Xabier Mendia.