The Rolex Learning Center

Campus EPFL
Built on the campus of EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Rolex Learning Center designed by the internationally acclaimed Japanese architectural practice, SANAA, will function as a laboratory for learning, a library with 500,000 volumes and an international cultural hub for EPFL, open to both students and the public.

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Jenya, the adventure traveller
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Jenya the adventure traveller
Take a tour around the Campus of two main Lausanne Universities - UNIL and EPFL. The campus is located in the idyllic place on the shore of the lake. Start from EPFL with its futuristic design and slowly stroll towards nature-inspired UNIL campus. Make a stop to visit EPFL Learning Center - Rolex Library and get your opinion if its form reminds you of a Swiss cheese or mountains. Finish your tour with UNIL tree alley leading you to the lake where students are usually chilling after classes.

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Spread over one single fluid space of 20,000 sq metres, it provides a seamless network of services, libraries, information gathering, social spaces, spaces to study, restaurants, cafes and beautiful outdoor spaces. It is a highly innovative building, with gentle slopes and terraces, undulating around a series of internal ʻpatiosʼ, with almost invisible supports for its complex curving roof, which required completely new methods of construction.

Called Forum Rolex, the conference and event venue has a seating capacity of 600, arranged around a collapsible circular stage of 70 m2. Equipped with all the latest technologies, a cloakroom and a lodge, the Forum Rolex can be booked every day throughout the year.

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