Bringing together in a single location the Cantonal Museum of Fine Art (mcb-a), the Musée de l’Elysée (cantonal museum of photography), the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (mudac), 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 (museum of photography) and the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (mudac), just a few steps from the station in the centre of Lausanne, capital of the Canton of Vaud.
Thanks to architectural projects submitted by Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga (Barcelona, Spain) for mcb-a, and the brothers Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus (Lisbon, Portugal) for the building that will house the Musée de l'Elysée and 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 Fabrizzio Barozzi and Alberta Veiga for the 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 field of the arts. This space, akin to an aisle of culture, leads to the building that will house the Musée de l’Elysée and the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (mudac), 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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Plateforme10 at the festival Les Rencontres d'Arles 2016
In the 2016 edition of the french photography festival Les Rencontres d'Arles, which the opening week was held from July 4 to 10, an art installation by the artist Augustin Rebetez is representing the Plateforme10 project. The Rencontres d’Arles and Présence Sui...Read more
Experiencing the Museum
30.05.2016 La Fondation suisse pour la culture *Pro Helvetia* et *Plateforme10* ont proposé, le samedi 28 mai 2016, dans le cadre de la Biennale d'architecture de Venise, une conférence-débat sur la conception architecturale contemporaine des institutions muséales.Read more
2016.05.23 Available to download: logo, film outlining the origin and graphic art of the name Plateforme10, *Flip Book* in pdf format, summary of film to print out, press release.Read more