With the forest of Jorat as background, the new building is conceived as a simple compact volume in the upper part of the designated land. A new public space is hence created in front of the building, looking towards the old village. The building contains a full secondary school of 16 classrooms with several special activity’s classrooms and teacher’s quarters. In addition, there is a cafeteria and a twin sports hall which can accommodate 300 spectators when the mobile seatings are deployed. Generally speaking, the interior is spatially more complex than the exterior would let believe. The project tries to introduce a rather new typology in school buildings using dimensions normally associated with industrial buildings or warehouses. Construction techniques are also borrowed from industry with medium to wide spans, all in steel. The skin is in indigenous wood, quite present in the village as a whole. Built in 16 months, the building uses light materials fully in line with very strict environmental criteria.