a new arts district

Bring together in a single location the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts (MCBA) - which will house the Toms Pauli and Félix Vallotton Foundations, the Musée de l'Elysée (Cantonal Photography Museum), and the mudac (Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts) will create a unique space entirely devoted to culture on the site of the former locomotive sheds in Lausanne, Switzerland. The MCBA opened at PLATEFORME 10 in october 2019. The Musée de l'Elysée and the mudac, currently closed to prepare for their move, will be inaugurated at PLATEFORME 10 in 2022.

Destination PLATEFORME 1O

Every week, from 7 July to 23 August, two cultural proposals to brighten up the summer at PLATEFORME 10. On the agenda: tales, concerts, urban visits, initiation to swing dance, reading and culinary workshop.

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Discover the stages of the PLATEFORME 10 project and its museums
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The MCBA, the mudac and the Musée de l'Elysée present the diversity of their respective collections from an innovative angle. This pioneering project, initiated thanks to the Engagement Migros development fund, aims to test and develop new digitization and interactive presentation solutions with mediation programs. For the first phase, the three museums present works from their digitized collections in 3D by the start-up Artmyn.

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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 (MCBA) 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.


From the beginning of the project’s PLATEFORME 10 implementation in October 2016, a camera was installed on the site to allow the public to follow the progress of the work. By clicking on the various buttons appearing at the center of the five columns composing the screen, it is possible to visualize different stages of the work. Rotate your device to see the construction evolution.


Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts

Place de la Gare 16
1003 Lausane

Opening hours
Monday: closed
Tuesday–Sunday: 10 am–6 pm
Thursday: 10 am–8 pm

Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts

6, place de la Cathédrale
1005 Lausanne

Musée de l’Elysée
One of the world’s leading museums entirely dedicated to photography

18, avenue de l’Elysée
1006 Lausanne

Toms Pauli
Collection of Ancient tapestries and modern textile creations

Rue Caroline 2
1003 Lausanne

Félix Vallotton
Research on the life and work of the Franco-Swiss painter Félix Vallotton

Plateforme 10
Place de la Gare 16, CH-1003 Lausanne

Architecture Rotate your device to see the construction evolution.

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