The EPFL campus has been built gradually since the late 1960s, and the functional architecture of its beginnings has gradually given way to a bolder and more original architecture.
Over the last twenty years the campus has expanded significantly becoming an authentic open-air museum where leading architects such as Sanaa, Kengo Kuma and Dominique Perrault share the space with local architects as Group 8, Richter Dahl Rocha and Itten&Brechbühl.
On this tour we’ll explain you the urbanism of the Campus and the most significant buildings.
Meeting point at the FLon Metro Station
Swiss Tech Convention Center and students housing
Richter Dahl Rocha. 2014.
First EPFL buildings
Zweifel + Stricker. 1970.
Kengo Kuma. 2016. Interior visit
Dominique Perrault. 2013. Interior visit.
BI_Central services building
Dominique Perrault. 2016
Rolex Learning Center
Sanaa. 2010. Interior visit
Group 8. 2018
Karamuk Kuo Architekten GmbH. 2018. Interior visit.
FHV, Freuhauf, Henry, Viladoms. 2024
Dürig AG-Itten Brechbühl. 2020
Duration: 4 hours
Transport: Public transport and walking
Services: Experienced local architect as guide, coffee break reservation
Languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Group size:max. 25 pax
Price: 850 CHF
Not included: Consumption at café and transport costs