Colors of the sky

Martigny, Octodure middle school, color concept

Architects : les ateliers du passage

Pictures : Michel Bonvin

At sundown, the light has to travel a greater distance across the atmosphere. First, the blue light, then the yellow are affected until the only light we can see directly from the sun is a reddish-orange.

This color concept integrates itself in the building’s architecture and illustrates the chromatic phenomenon of the sunset. Thus, every floor displays its own shade of color, while each step of the stairs bears a different color, acting as a link, following a celestial gradient.