AGROSCOPE. Bâtiment de restauration et de conference

Agroscope campus is organized along a regular grid composing a compact built form.

The design proposal for the new canteen is a round pavilion which is strategically located at the entrance of the site, where it stands, like a hinge, between the existing building (offices and laboratory) and the new main building of future construction. A new sequence of independent buildings, linked by an ample green corridor qualifying the campus space, is thus created.

The new pavilion is settled on the lower ground level unfolding around a central patio, which serves as the campus core while creating an informal space able to trigger social relations. It is a place shared by the diverse activities of the campus which is however available for parties and events related to research activities.

The patio in entered through a porch opening towards the main path, linking all the buildings, along the North- South axes.

Meanwhile, the pavilion opens towards the surrounding countryside thanks to large windows marking the outer facade and offering transparency of view and optimal lighting to the interiors.


  • 2017


  • Posieux, Fribourg (CH)


  • Office fédéral des constructions et de la logistique (OFCL)

Project team

  • Privileggio_Secchi architettura
  • Nicolò Privileggio, Marialessandra Secchi,
  • Manuel Clasadonte, Stefano Ivaldi


  • Ing Mario Gallinaro, civil engineering
  • E.C. Engeneering s.r.l., MEP engineering
  • Maria De Castro F.S. Teles, landscape architecture