HOUSING . Renens


LOCALARCHITECTURE . photos: © Matthieu Gafsou

This project, located moments from the centre of Renens, is part of a process of urban densification currently underway in western Lausanne. It meets the challenge of integrating within a disparate context of open blocks via a shift of scale which structures the cityscape, connecting neighbouring residual spaces to form an internal courtyard area, creating a green central space for this urban block. Continue reading LOCALARCHITECTURE




Localarchitecture . POLYVALENT HALL. LE VAUD (1)

Localarchitecture . photos: © Matthieu Gafsou

Le Vaud’s new community hall is a multipurpose public infrastructure designed to serve and bring together the entire village community. Hosting sports activities, shows and community events, it supplements existing school facilities while opening up new possibilities for the village and its surrounding communities. The hall’s entrance is sited very appropriately on the road connecting the village church and the school entrance. Continue reading Localarchitecture



The new FIM headquarters . Mies

LOCALARCHITECTURE . The new FIM headquarters . Mies (7)

LOCALARCHITECTURE . photos: © Joël Tettamanti

Elegant and iconic, the new headquarters of the FIM (International Motorcycling Federation) had to wait ten years before taking shape on a site in the outskirts of Geneva where road and railway meet.
It was in 2006 that LOCALARCHITECTURE and Bureau d’Architecture Danilo Mondada won the competition (conducted by the MEP – Mandat d’Études Parallèles – parallel development selection process) for the extension of the International Motorcycling Federation’s main headquarters in Mies in the canton of Vaud. Following a change of administration at the FIM the project was abandoned. A new selection procedure with invited architects was launched in 2013, with a modified functional programme. At this point the mandate was awarded to LOCALARCHITECTURE. Continue reading LOCALARCHITECTURE