Bringing together in a single location the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts (Cantonal Museum of Fine Art)mcb-a, the Musée de l’Elysée (Cantonal Museum of Photography), the mudac (Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Arts, and the Toms Pauli and Félix Vallotton Foundations, will create a unique space entirely devoted to culture on the site of the former locomotive sheds in Lausanne.
Plateforme10 is the conversion of an industrial railway site into a new district devoted entirely to culture. The space of around 22,000 square metres will be home to three well-known cultural institutions: the Cantonal Museum of Fine Art (mcb-a), the Musée de l’Elysée (Cantonal Museum of Photography) and the mudac (Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Arts), just a few steps from the station in the heart of Lausanne, capital of the Canton of Vaud.
Thanks to architectural projects submitted by Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga (Barcelona, Spain) for the mcb-a, and the brothers Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus (Lisbon, Portugal) for the building that will house the Musée de l'Elysée and the mudac, a new and outstanding urban district, open and welcoming, will be offered to visitors and residents between now and 2020.
Taking its cue from the turntable evoking the site’s railway heritage, the building designed by architects Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga for the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts (Cantonal Museum of Fine Art) opens up a new urban space, bordered to the north by a series of arcades which will be the scene of activities also linked to the cultural field. This space, akin to an aisle of culture, leads to the building that will house the Musée de l’Elysée (Cantonal Museum of Photography) and the mudac (Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Arts), the fruit of architects Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus. A cultural platform to be discovered exclusively, in its virtual representation.
Museums and Collections
Place de la Riponne 6
Place de la Cathédrale 6
Avenue de l'Elysée 18
Rue Caroline 2
Escaliers du Grand-Pont 5
At once a symbol of unity, an historic landmark and an invitation to discovery, Plateforme10 is forging the identity of a new urban district open to residents and visitors. Incorporating features of the turntable and rails which in bygone years distributed locomotives to maintenance sheds, Plateforme10 forms an extension to the platforms of Lausanne railway station and invites visitors to explore different artistic domains covered by the museums. It symbolises the unity of all activities that will be offered on the site: a new and outstanding urban space devoted entirely to culture.
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Contemporary Architecture in Switzerland. New Museums and cultural centers
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The first stone of the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts
Marking the creation of a new arts district in the heart of the city of Lausanne, the ceremony of the first stone of the new Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts was held Thursday, October 6th before an audience of some 450 p...Read more
Projection of "Night at the Museum" at Capitol cinema in Lausanne Wednesday, October 12
Plateforme10 and the Cinémathèque suisse team up for a journey through the history of cinema and museal spaces with a film cycle titled "The museum in films." Spots of mysteries and adventures, real or imaginary, museums ha...Read more