Vortex, University and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne VD
In view of the ever-increasing need for student housing, the Canton of Waadt has decided to erect a new building on the university campus.
All of the units are integrated into the axis of a helical ramp. Residents, students, and academic guests of the university alike use the ramp, which is the core element of this new social complex.
For the campus, the building represents a unique communicative meeting point. The spiral joint walkway promotes a special feeling of community, of social contact, exchange, and solidarity. The central inner court is an attractive area suitable for a variety of uses. The building is ideal for all elements of student life, such as sharing, discovery, exchange, meeting, and learning.
|Contact person||Vincent Wolfensberger|
|Client||Caisse de Pension de l'Etat de Vaud|
|Architect||Itten+Brechbühl AG; Dürig Architekten|
|Start of construction||2017|
|Start of operations||2019|
|Floor space||36 700 m2|
|Construction volume||116 300 m3|