SwissTech Convention Center to the EPFL campus | ITSLIQUID

SwissTech Convention Center to the EPFL campus

Architecture | May 30, 2014 |

swisstech conventionImage courtesy of Fernando Guerra

SwissTech Convention Center to the EPFL campus

Situated at the northern entrance to the EPFL campus, the SwissTech Convention Center becomes a new landmark, a clearly identifiable reference point in the landscape. The metallic shell, closely following the internal spatial configuration of the optimised main auditorium.

swisstech convention 2Image courtesy of Fernando Guerra

The auditorium is designed to accommodate up to 3,000 people, but just as importantly, it can be subdivided into alternative configurations to allow for a variety of smaller-scale events to take place simultaneously or in sequence. The optimisation of these spaces in their different arrangements, which guarantee impeccable sight lines and balanced distances from the different stage set-ups in each case, ultimately defined the building’s form.

swisstech convention Image courtesy of Fernando Guerra

The question of external cladding for the shell of the convention center was resolved through a typical process of research in terms of form and materiality, leading to the selection of elongated diamond-shaped tiles in anodised aluminium.

swisstech convention 3Image courtesy of Fernando Guerra

Hydraulic platforms and rotating seat mounts allow the auditorium to be transformed into a flat, multi-purpose room or banquet hall in a matter of minutes. The west facade of the main foyer is draped in 400 square metres of glazed panels, which include revolutionary dye-sensitized solar cells, developed by the Swiss chemist Michael Grätzel of the EPFL. The artist Catherine Bolle worked with the technically possible colours to achieve Le Semainier.

more. conventioncenter.epfl.ch/ | www.richterdahlrocha.com/en/

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


ARTIST OF THE MONTH –…

Calls | April 2, 2020

ITSLIQUID Group officially presents ARTIST OF THE MONTH, a competition open to anyone and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalist and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all. The winners will be featured on ITSLIQUID Platform, promoted extensively wordwide and considered for any upcoming curatorial projects of ITSLIQUID Group. Read more


YINKA SHONIBARE CBE

Art | March 31, 2020

The British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE (b. 1962) is one of Great Britain’s most important and versatile artists. His work explores the legacy of Western colonialism whose impact is still evident today. Shonibare is internationally known for installations featuring life-size, headless figures in historical costumes tailored from his trademark material the brightly colored Dutch wax batik fabric. Read more


CALL FOR ARTISTS: CANVAS |…

Calls | March 29, 2020

CANVAS is an International Art Fair that will present collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. ITSLIQUID Group, with an experience of more than 250 art exhibitions all around the world and twelve editions of international fairs, is proud to announce the debut of CANVAS - International Art Fair that will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance. Read more


CALL FOR ARTISTS: VENICE INTERNATIONAL…

Calls | March 27, 2020

Venice International Art Fair is a contemporary art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. Founded in 2001 by ITSLIQUID Group the 12th edition will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!