The Probstei school buildings, designed as a homogeneous ensemble, still stand out as a pavilion-like school complex typical of the 1940s and 1950s. This important work of the municipal architect of the time, Albert Heinrich Steiner, here again distinguishes Steiner as an outstanding town planner, architect and designer of open space. Giant deciduous and evergreen trees stand in small groups or as solitary trees in the spacious meadow areas, which find their continuation in the surrounding farms. Steiner was supported by the important garden architects Mertens & Nussbaumer in the first construction phase and by Walter Leder in the second construction phase. The artistic configuration was contracted out to well-known names like Karl Geiser, Uli Schoop and Hans Falk. All in all, the school complex provides an important example of architectural creativity of the early post-war period.

Expert’s report
2013

Location
Zurich-Schwamendingen