University of Lausanne VD, Mouline district

A new little university town

A new district has been created within the context of the university campus which as well as the complexes formed by the Cantonal archive and the Institut de Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique will now also comprise the Institute for Social and Political Sciences SSP and the Institute for Geo and Environmental Sciences GSE. In terms of urban development, the location demanded that the district be given its own face structurally.

Elements already in existence form the core of the new institutional complex. The internal structure is characterised by four atria which form places of social interchange and communication. They are surrounded by teaching and meeting rooms, laboratories, offices, library and restaurant. The building is marked by great transparency which can be seen already in the form of the continuous glass façades.


Interior Design

Generous transparency defines the building; boldly coloured furnishings emphasize the plain interior and provide lively accents.


Year 2012
Contact person Robin Kirschke
Client Baumag
Architect Itten+Brechbühl AG
Competition 1st Prize 2008
Start of construction 2009
Start of operation 2012
Floor area 38 100 m2
Construction volume 170 250 m3
Photos Pierre Boss, Renens; Vincent Jendly, Lausanne