Platform 10 and Lausanne city center
Initially a Celtic and Roman settlement on the shores of the Lake Geneva, Lausanne became a town at the foot of Notre Dame, a cathedral built in the 12th century.
Known by its southward-sloping layout, the center of the city is the site of an ancient river, the Flon, which has been covered since the 19th century.
In the 20th century, Lausanne became the Olympic Capital, hosting the International Olympic Committee, and today it has become the new center of culture of Western Switzerland thanks to the creation of the new museum center, Plateforme 10.
During this tour you will discover the urban planning of the city of Lausanne through its most important works, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Meeting point at Lausanne Railway Station
New Parliament building
Atelier Cube + Bonnet i Gil. 2017. Interior visit
Place de la Palud
The townhall, the fountain justice and the clock
Grand pont and Pichard belt
Development of Lausanne in the 19th and 20th centuries
Alphonse Laverriere. 1931
Flon bridge and ticket office
Bertrand Tschumi. 2008
Brauen Wälchli. 2007
Bakker et Blanc. 2017
The new museum center
Barozzi Veiga. 2019. Interior visit
MUDAC & Elysée museum
Aires Mateus. 2022. Interior visit
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