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Loussane Auditorium

Project: Lausanne Arts and Sciences Addition

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

The Lausanne Arts and Sciences Addition is part of a master planning strategy to develop the schools educational standards to meet the changes of the global workplace. This building would bring the arts and sciences under one roof with a variety of spaces including an art gallery, auditorium and music department as well as new science classrooms, labs and collaborative spaces.

The building was designed with a multi-story curtain wall glass system integrating a combination of louvers and movable screens. The purpose was flexibility and to create an environment that can change over time. Within the glass walls is a gallery space, lobby and auditorium which feeds upstairs to the labs and collaborative classroom spaces. These spaces feed to a roof terrace overlooking the entry to campus and adjacent administrative wing.