EPFL Campus

EPFL Campus

Architect
Mikou Studio
Location
Sion, Switzerland | View Map
Project Year
2013
Category
Bridges

EPFL Campus

Mikou Studio as Architects

The context of the project is in a scenic landscape of rolling mountains and lush sweet that surround the campus and providing a presence and staging of natural high quality. The project for this site is to give an abyss in the landscape of mountains, a revelation of their natural topography acting contrast and promoting simplicity of the figure together with an abstract geometry of volumes: the line . founding gesture as the A across the Grand Landscape, Figure campus asserts as a pure horizontal. The project enhances the linearity of the site and its geography and presents itself as an inhabited from the West to the East Bridge. As a bridge, it connects the northern and southern shores of rue de l'Industrie and Warehouses in creating connections at all levels. The inhabited bridge, like a line in the landscape is carefully placed in columns on the exchange platform positioned above the base and designed as a central atrium at the heart of campus.

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