a new platform for art

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.

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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.

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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.

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Museums and Collections

MCB-A

Place de la Riponne 6
1005 Lausanne
Switzerland

MUDAC

Place de la Cathédrale 6
1005 Lausanne
Switzerland

Museé De L'Elyseé

Avenue de l'Elysée 18
1006 Lausanne
Switzerland

Fondation
Toms Pauli

Rue Caroline 2
1003 Lausanne
Switzerland

Fondation
Félix Vallotton

Escaliers du Grand-Pont 5
1003 Lausanne
Switzerland

New Identity

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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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...

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Competition for an artistic intervention

SIPaL, (Service Immeubles, Patrimoine et Logistique) is organising a competition for submissions for realising an artistic intervention as part of the construction projects to build the following museums in Lausanne : Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts (mcb-a), Musée de l'Elysée and mudac.

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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...

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