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Rolex Learning Center / SANAA

The Rolex Learning Center at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland will open its doors on Feb 22th.

The building, designed by the acclaimed Japanese firm SANAA, features one of the most impressive concrete surfaces I have ever seen, creating a fluid space for students to enjoy. Interesting comments by Ryue Nishizawa on the relation between organic forms in architecture and human life. While the building is a perfect rectangle when seen in a plan view, the curves and slopes which define the interior space give the building a totally organic look.

More photos after the break.

Cite:David Basulto. "Rolex Learning Center / SANAA" 18 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/50235/rolex-learning-center-sanaa/>