New Mechanics Hall - ME Building / Dominique Perrault Architecture

03:00 - 12 May, 2016
New Mechanics Hall - ME Building / Dominique Perrault Architecture, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +24

Bonne Espérance / TRIBU architecture

03:00 - 12 February, 2016
Bonne Espérance / TRIBU architecture, © Michel Bonvin
© Michel Bonvin

© Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin +27

Lausanne University Hospital Restaurant Extension / meier + associés architectes

05:00 - 30 January, 2016
Courtesy of maa
Courtesy of maa

© Yves André Courtesy of maa © Yves André © Yves André +30

Lausanne University Hospital Extension / meier + associés architectes

12:00 - 28 January, 2016
Lausanne University Hospital Extension / meier + associés architectes, © Yves André
© Yves André

© Yves André © Yves André © Yves André Courtesy of meier + associés architectes +33

Aires Mateus Wins Competition to Design New Pôle Muséal of Lausanne

14:00 - 5 October, 2015
Aires Mateus Wins Competition to Design New Pôle Muséal of Lausanne, © Aires Mateus
© Aires Mateus

A jury led by David Chipperfield, Kengo Kuma and Pôle Muséal Support Foundation President Olivier Steimer has announced Aires Mateus & Associados winner of an international competition to design the new Pôle Muséal of Lausanne. The Portuguese architects, chosen over 20 other practices, were lauded by the jury for designing a proposal that was "coherent, simple and bright."

Their design, "One museum, two museums" is comprised as a single exterior shell made up of two parts: the Musée de l’Elysée (Museum of Photography) and mudac (Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts). Both museums are connected by a shared entrance that "forms a natural extension to the public esplanade." By 2020, the design will be realized, transforming a former railroad site into a premier section of the city's art district. 

Dürig AG Designs Student Housing for University of Lausanne

08:00 - 4 July, 2015
Dürig AG Designs Student Housing for University of Lausanne, Courtesy of Dürig AG
Courtesy of Dürig AG

Dürig AG has won a competition to design a new Student Housing building for the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Dubbed Vortex, the residential building will house 1,350 students and is also a candidate for the Athletes Village for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. For this reason, the design of the building includes a common path that spirals from the ground floor to the rooftop, creating a distinct social atmosphere that caters to students and athletes.

Courtesy of Dürig AG Courtesy of Dürig AG Courtesy of Dürig AG Courtesy of Dürig AG +9

La Sallaz Footbridge / 2b architectes

09:00 - 18 June, 2015
La Sallaz Footbridge / 2b architectes, © Roger Frei, Zurich
© Roger Frei, Zurich
  • Architects

  • Location

    Passerelle de la Sallaz, 1010 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2b Team

    Ph.Béboux, S.Bender, T.Borges, T.Auffret-Postel, M.Buxton, G.Warnking, G.Garcier
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Roger Frei, Courtesy of 2b architectes, Lausanne

© Roger Frei, Zurich © 2b architectes, Lausanne © Roger Frei, Zurich © Roger Frei, Zurich +15

Boissonnet Building / TRIBU architecture

01:00 - 18 December, 2014
Boissonnet  Building / TRIBU architecture, © Michel Bonvin
© Michel Bonvin

© Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin +27

Images Released of 3XN's Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
Images Released of 3XN's Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne , North View. Image © 3XN
North View. Image © 3XN

3XN and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have released images of a new headquarters planned for a 24,000-square-meter site on banks of Lake Geneva in the Swiss city of Lausanne. Adjacent to the historic Château de Vidy, which has been the “iconic home” of the IOC, 3XN’s design is intended to respect both the château’s legacy and park setting, while making the transition from park to building as “soft” as possible. 

MLZD and Sollberger Bögli Win Competition to Design Lausanne Football Stadium

00:00 - 5 November, 2014
MLZD and Sollberger Bögli Win Competition to Design Lausanne Football Stadium , © Loomn Architektur Visualisierung
© Loomn Architektur Visualisierung

MLZD and Sollberger Bögli Architekten have won an international competition to design a 12,000-seat Tuilière Lausanne Football Stadium in Switzerland. The €70 million project is part of a larger redevelopment plan for northern Lausanne and will serve as the city’s main sporting venue upon completion in 2019. 

3XN Beats Out OMA, Toyo Ito, Others to Design Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne

00:00 - 22 April, 2014
3XN Beats Out OMA, Toyo Ito, Others to Design Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne, Screenshot of the proposed site of the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.. Image © Google Earth
Screenshot of the proposed site of the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.. Image © Google Earth

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced 3XN as the winner of the competition to design the IOC's new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The decision to choose the Denmark-based firm over eleven other firms, including OMA, Toyo Ito, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), follows a unanimous recommendation by the IOC Architecture College.

The 14,000 square meter Headquarters will be part of a greater 'Olympic campus' of administrative buildings, located on a 24,000 square meter site on the banks of Lake Geneva.

The entire shortlist and more from 3XN, after the break...

Rovereaz Housing / LOCALARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 20 March, 2014
Rovereaz Housing / LOCALARCHITECTURE, © Mathieu Gafsou
© Mathieu Gafsou
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Architects in Charge

    Laurent Saurer, Manuel Bieler, Antoine Robert-Grandpierre, Elsa Jejcic
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou +16

gmp Wins First Prize to Design Swiss Children's Hospital

00:00 - 12 March, 2014
gmp Wins First Prize to Design Swiss Children's Hospital, © JB Ferrari & Associés SA
© JB Ferrari & Associés SA

Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), with partners JB Ferrari, have won first prize in an international competition to design a new children’s emergency unit at the Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland. The 85-bed hospital will feature a terraced inner courtyard with conservatory, which will serve as a protected outside play area, that offers ample natural light and space for plant-life. 

IMD Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés

01:00 - 4 February, 2014
© Yves André
© Yves André

© Yves André © Yves André © Olivier Wavre © Yves André +18

Urban Villa Beaumont / 2b architectes

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue de Beaumont 22A, 1012 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Philippe Béboux, Stephanie Bender, Tiago Borges, Gudrun Warnking, Carolin Jung, Gloria Asami Lili, Marianne Baumgartner, Fatma Ben-Amor, Julien Blanc, Augustin Clement, Patrizia Gabrielli, Sylvie Grimm, Emiliano Quaresina
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei +23

Housing in Chailly / LOCALARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
© Mathieu Gafsou
© Mathieu Gafsou

© Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou +11

Shortlist Announced for Olympic Headquarters in Switzerland

01:00 - 1 July, 2013
Shortlist Announced for Olympic Headquarters in Switzerland, Proposed Site; Courtesy of the IOC
Proposed Site; Courtesy of the IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced an all-star shortlist of twelve renowned architects - including 2013 Pritzker Prize laureate Toyo Ito and international powerhouse OMA - competing to design their new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Located on 24,000 square meter site on the banks of Lake Geneva, the 18,000 square meter headquarters will provide an “Olympic campus” of administrative buildings and service for 450 employees. 

Come December, the IOC will award one of the following architects £21,000 to develop their designs:

Olympic Campus: A New Headquarters for the IOC Competition

01:00 - 12 April, 2013
Olympic Campus: A New Headquarters for the IOC Competition, Courtesy of International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Courtesy of International Olympic Committee (IOC)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched an open and international architecture competition for their new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. With the volume of the planned building at roughly 70,000m3, with a ground surface area of 18,000m2, the development will include headquarters for 450 staff members, “Olympic campus” housing administrative buildings, and possible accommodation and services. This will allow the IOC to benefit from two Olympic sites in Lausanne: one in Ouchy around The Olympic Museum, to host the general public; and the other in Vidy for the whole administrative staff and to host its institutional partners. The deadline for submissions is May 15. For more information, please visit here.