EPFL learning center, Lausanne, Switzerland (2004)
Dates of creation
1986, 2003-2004, predominant 2004
Level of archival description
Extent and Medium
27 photographic materials
11 reprographic copies
6 graphic materials
0,04 l.m. of textual records
Scope and Content
The project series documents the entry for a competition organised by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The firm identified this project as number 187.
“The Learning Center occupies the closest point to the two existing pedestrian accesses and distributes its programme in two large pieces: the green platform which puts in relation the different levels of mobility and houses the active program and the helix which defines the library as a huge ascending space which winds around itself at the interior as well as exterior culminating in an observatory which contains a restaurant. An isolated pavilion emerges over the green platform as a scenic counterpoint. […] Three materials: water, lawn and show form the base of the choice of materials and chromatic proposal supported by a regular structure of white concrete.” (ARCH270975)
Abalos & Herreros and Renata Sentkiewicz worked with Olivia de Oliveira, Blaise Sahy, Verónica Meléndez, Juanju González Castellón, Rubén Briongos and Teresa Galí.
Documenting the project are conceptual, design development and presentation drawings, cartographic, graphic, photographic and reference materials, correspondence, and presentation documents.
Note that there are additional printouts and graphic materials related to this project arranged in series AP164.S2 and AP164.S3. See files ARCH277445, ARCH278365, ARCH278368, ARCH278382, ARCH278384, ARCH278393, ARCH278445, ARCH270966, ARCH270975, ARCH270976, ARCH270978, and ARCH270979.
Title: Sketches, EPFL learning center, Lausanne, Switzerland
Dates of creation: ca. 2004
Catalogued items within this file 0
Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)
File's title (1/3): Lousanne File's title (2/3): Jardin Lausanne, Teresa Gali. File's title (3/3): Internal [illegible] Service Center, Philadelphia [...]. This title might not be related to the EPFL learning center. Further investigation is required.
Quantity / Object type:
Technique and media:
39 drawings, 9 reprographic copies, 2 printouts
- Some sketches are folded.
Abalos & Herreros fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros