HHF And AWP Create Glass Campus Hot Spot In Switzerland
November 5, 2012
Swiss firm HHF Architecten and French designers AWP have teamed up to create a multi-use pavilion that looks kind of like a giant glass lego. The EPFL pavilion in Lausanne, Switzerland, consists of three parts, dedicated to music, art, and the history of the EPFL campus. With an underground jazz club, an enormous exhibition space, and a panoramic observation deck, this pavilion exudes style from roof to floor. Read more!
The Montreaux Jazz Lab inhabits one leg of the pavilion. The music venue features a number of stackable stages and modular walls that can be moved or even eliminated to create performing spaces. The leg also features outdoor, vegetated balconies for outdoor events and an underground lab for study and research. The compact leg design allows for plenty of green space, including the “sound garden” outside.
The second spire holds the art and culture space. The enormous exhibition hall magically hides almost of the support structures in the floor beneath, creating a large open area that can host any number of exhibitions at almost any size.
Lastly, the glass elevated area is an indoor/outdoor observation deck that offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. Inside, visitors can read about the history of the campus while outdoor views features some of the school’s most popular buildings.
Images courtesy of HHF and AWP