Champs-Meunier Sud
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Champs-Meunier Sud

Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes as Architects

The Champs MeunierNorth and South area was built by Richter Dahl Rocha &Associés in two phases on former farmland in Mont-sur-Lausanne, close to Lausanne and its motorway access.

The second phase, Champs Meunier South, with a U-shaped design and volumes composed in terraces, is adapted to the area’s layout and features 47 dual-aspect flatswith 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5 rooms, distributed over 2, 3 and 4 storeys around a large central landscaped area forming a meeting place for residents. The apartment plans show a clear distinction between daytime and nighttime areas, linked by a compact sanitary core including bathrooms and kitchens. In the larger flats, the circulation space is built around this core, providing fluidity to the layout. The daytime area is extended towards the outside through continuous balconies, with privacy protected by sliding openwork panels reducing the relationshipbetween the interior and the exterior. The visual expression on the façades is dominated by the lines of the continuous balconies. These horizontal elements highlight the volume division, laying stress on the projection of the buildings that follow the slope of the land, while reducing the divisions of the façades, which are due to the juxtaposition of neighbouring flats. The pure lines of the balconies contrast with the façade finishes, blending metal and wood, whose vertical and horizontal grid pattern underlies the sense of movement.


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