On 9 January 2015, the State of Vaud invited applications for the architecture competition in connection with the second phase of the Museum Centre. One hundred and forty-nine architectural practices indicated their interest in designing future showcases for mudac and the Musée de l´Elysée. Seventeen applications from nine countries were shortlisted by the jury chaired by Mr Olivier Steimer, President of the Support Foundation for PLATEFORME 10, in collaboration with the two vice-presidents Sir David Alan Chipperfield and Mr Kengo Kuma, both of whom are architects renowned internationally for their designs of public and cultural buildings. The project by the brothers Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus (Portugal) entitled One museum, two museums emerged victorious on Monday 5 October.
The results of the architecture competition, the winning project and those of all participating practices were presented to the public from Tuesday 6 to Friday 16 October 2015, in hall 8 of the Palais de Beaulieu in Lausanne. The exhibition was accompanied by two guided tours and two conference and debates.
Photo: © PLATEFORME 10, mudac et Musée de l’Elysée; Aires Mateus e Associados