Posts Tagged ‘Lausanne’
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Article source: ALICE Studio
HOUSE 1 is an architectural installation based on an experimental format for collaborative design and construction by ALICE (Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace) – an international group of young architects and researchers, scientists, and doctoral candidates from the EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), led by the Director Dieter Dietz.
Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud
- Architects: ALICE Studio
- Project: HOUSE 1
- Location: Campus EPF, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Photography: Dylan Perrenoud, Aloys Mutzenberg, Alessandra Ortelli
- Lead engineer timber construction: Rémy Meylan, architect & wood engineer Whood x Mug
- Sponsors: Marti Construction SA, Getaz Miauton, Debrunner Acifer, Roth échafaudages, E.S. Echafaudages Services SA
- Year: 2016
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
Article source: Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect
The task was to transform the ground floor of a 70’s office building, used as a kindergarten, into a clean and contemporary house for a collector.
Some 16 tons of concrete were cut away, to enlarge the windows overlooking the two level garden. Remaining were three concrete pillars, which were integrated in the floor plan of the apartment using them for the fireplace, the closet and the TV wall… creating so an open but organized and structured space.
Image Courtesy © Bruno Helbling
Saturday, May 28th, 2016
Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecte
The ME building, dedicated to the mechanical engineering department, was built by the Zweifel + Stricker + Associates team in the early 70s, during the first phase of development of the campus. Its spatial organization bears testament to the tenets of the original master plan: the separation of cars and pedestrians into two different flows, as per Modern Movement in architecture principles, means that access to the building happens on multiple levels. The building has a three-dimensional grid (23’-7” length by 12’-9” height) which divides its space in a controlled way, regardless of type or purpose. The original master plan was revised several times over the ensuing decades, to question some of the initial projections, and to adjust it to inevitable evolutions such as a growing number of visitors and new usages. Moreover, the remarkable design of the Rolex Learning Center – which sits in the vicinity of the mechanics hall – leaves room for multiple architectural styles, allowing for the identity of the school to be renewed and for the campus itself to become a whole new district in the greater Lausanne metropolis.
Image Courtesy © Vincent Fillon / Dominique Perrault Architecture / Adagp
- Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecte
- Project: New mechanics hall
- Location: Campus EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Photography: Vincent Fillon / Dominique Perrault Architecture / Adagp
- Client: Swiss Confederation represented by the Council of Polytechnic Schools
- Artistic direction and design: Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost
- Local architect: Architram
- Consultants: PREFACE SARL (facades), Betica SA (mechanical electrical), Daniel Willi SA (structure), DSILENCE SA (acoustics), Duchein SA (sanitary system)
- Site area: 15 500 m²
- Built area: 20 800 m²
- Beginning of conceptual design: February 2011
- Beginning of construction: Summer 2012
- Inauguration: May 2016
Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Article source: 3XN Architecture
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) selected 3XN to design its new headquarters after a multi-stage, international architectural competition that concluded earlier this year. The IOC and 3XN have now released the first renderings of the project, which is located on a 24,000sm site on the banks of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland. The new building will bring together 600 employees currently working in disparate offices throughout the city.
Image Courtesy © 3XN Architecture
- Architects: 3XN Architecture
- Project: International Olympic Committee Headquarters
- Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
The design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, with JB Ferrari, for a new children’s hospital at the Lausanne University Hospital has won first prize in an international competition. The hospital is to provide 85 beds and an accident and emergency unit for children, and is provisionally scheduled to open in 2019. The design concept includes light-flooded open areas with much greenery, which are intended to make a hospital stay as agreeable as possible for patients and their relatives. Today, the entry will be presented to the public in Lausanne.
Image Courtesy © gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
- Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
- Project: New construction of children’s hospital at Lausanne University Hospital
- Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
- Competition: 2014 – 1st prize
- Design: Volkwin Marg
- Associated Partner: Christian Hoffmann
- Project Management, gmp: Martin Bleckmann, Stefan Walter
- Team members, gmp: Christoph Salentin, Lukasz Rubnikowicz, Marlen Beckedahl, Flori Jackowski, Stephanie Krämer-Hilke
- Project Management, JB Ferrari: Sébastien Zwissig
- Team members, JB Ferrari: Steve Cherpillod, Marcella Wurmli, Annick Lavenex
- Gross floor area: 39,232 m²
- Client: Etat de Vaud, DSAS, CHUV
Saturday, June 25th, 2011
Article source: SANAA
Built on the campus of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), The Rolex Learn-ing Center functions as a laboratory for learning, a library and an international cultural hub for EPFL, open to both students and the public. Spread over one single fluid space of 20,000 sq meters, it provides a seamless network of services, libraries, information gathering, social spaces, spaces to study, restaurants, cafes and beautiful outdoor spaces. It is a highly inno-vative building, with gentle slopes and terraces, undulating around a series of internal „patios‟, with almost invisible supports for its complex curving roof, which required completely new me-thods of construction. The building opened this year to the students and public on the 22nd of February and was inaugurated on May 27th, 2010.
Rolex Learning Center / EPFL SANAA ©Hisao Suzuki
- Architect: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
- Project: Rolex Learning Center
- Location: EPFL 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
- Competition: 2004
- Construction: 2007 – 2009
- Opening: February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
Evolver is an inhabitable sculpture erected for the Zermatt Festival, the renowned annual event for Chamber Music featuring the Berlin Philharmonics and many others. As an architectural artifact Evolver intervenes spatially on the panorama surrounding Zermatt and was designed and executed by a team of 2nd year architecture students from the ALICE studio at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.In an effort to take full advantage of the site’s extensive and astounding views, the project sits strategically next to the lake Stelli at an altitude of 2536m.
Evolver - photographs © Joël Tettamanti / ALICE Studio EPFL
- Architect: Alice Studio
- Project: Evolver.
- Location: EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.