Musée Cantonal des Beaux‑Arts Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland 2011

Client: Canton de Vaud Competition, second prize

The CFF Locomotive Halls in Lausanne are characterised by the railway tracks, their associated buildings and infrastructures, and by a distance to the surrounding stone city. The general topography of the city, sloping southwards towards the lake, has been cut in order to create an absolutely flat ground, a territory for the trains. This project aims to intensify this artificial level so that it becomes a specific spatial quality of the Pôle Museal et Culturel, an extensive public ground which holds a constellation of cultural buildings, all with their major facilities at ground floor level.

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Lausanne, Switzerland


Canton de Vaud

8,000 m²

Competition, second prize

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John

Project Architect
Neslihan Aydogan

Project team
Christoph Bedall, Astrid Smitham, Florian Summa, Florian Zierer

Structural engineer
Conzett Bronzini Gartman AG

Services consultant
Dr Eicher & Pauli AG

Project manager
OAP Architektur & Projektmanagement