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Western Switzerland architecture icons

Architecture in Western Switzerland combines historical charm with modernist landmarks and innovative contemporary designs. With a diverse range of styles and influences, the area offers a captivating destination for architectural enthusiasts.


In addition to its architectural wonders, Western Switzerland offers breathtaking views of lakes and mountains. Cities like Geneva and Lausanne enjoy stunning vistas of Lake Geneva, framed by the majestic Alps in the distance.


This tour covers the most well-known works of architecture in French-speaking Switzerland, featuring iconic 20th-century architects like Le Corbusier and J. Tschumi to 21st-century icons such as BIG, Sanaa, Kengo Kuma, Aires Mateus, Barozzi Veiga and Renzo Piano.


> Villa "Le Lac" by Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret. 1924. 

Interior visit



> Audemars Piguet Manufacture

Bjarke Ingels Group: BIG. 2020

> Hotel des Orlogers

Bjarke Ingels Group: BIG. 2022

> Vortex students residence 

Dürig + Itten Brechbühl. 2020.

> Maison de l'écriture.

Fondation Jan Michalski

Mangeat-Wahlen. 2014. Interior visit

> Plateforme 10, the new Lausanne's arts district

MCBA museum

Barozzi Veiga. 2019. Interior visit

MUDAC & Elysée museum

Aires Mateus. 2022. Interior visit

> Immeuble Clarté

Le Corbusier, 1931. 

> Grand Morillon students residence

Kengo Kuma. 2021

> Campus EPFL

EPFL pavilions
Kengo Kuma. 2016. Interior visit
ME_Mecanics Hall
Dominique Perrault. 2013. Interior visit.
BI_Central services building
Dominique Perrault. 2016

Rolex Learning Center

Sanaa. 2010. Interior visit

  • Duration: To be defined

  • Transport: Bus

  • Services: Experienced local architect as guide, coffee break reservation

  • Languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

  • Group size:max. 25 pax

  • Price: To be defined

  • Not included: Consumption at café and transport costs

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