EPFL architect named Rolex mentor


LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – One of the two architects of the Rolex Learning Center at Lausanne’s EPFL, Kazuyo Sejima, has been named the first architecture mentor in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Architecture is a new and seventh category for the Rolex programme, which already covers literature, music, visual arts, dance, film and theatre. […]

EPFL to transform buildings, realign them with new architecture


Major building projects: cutting-edge neuroprostheses centre gets new home Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – EPFL, one of Switzerland’s two federal polytechnic institutes, is embarking on a new construction programme that will bring some of its older buildings into line with the new Rolex Learning Center. The rationale behind the building work, which goes well beyond renovations, […]

Swiss graduate students: 75% work, families finance studies


Government education subsidies keep fees low, even for foreign students Neuchatel, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – One-fifth of Swiss university students are foreign, with the figure climbing for graduate students, yet university fees remain low in Switzerland thanks to government subsidies. Parents pay about half of their adult children’s university costs. New federal statistics published Tuesday 23 […]

Rolex gives young entrepreneur prizes at EPFL

Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Rolex’s new awards programme for entrepreneurs, the Young Laureates, pulled in some 600 people for the 11 November ceremony, where five people between 18 and 30 won recognition and prizes of $50,000 each for their projects. The awards went to: Jacob Colker from the United States, Reese Fernandez from the Philippines, […]

Thank architects and students for Rolex Learning Center look (update)

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GenevaLunch photo album of the Rolex Learning Center 52 images by Mr Kio and Peter Brodbeck (best viewed as a stream) Rolex Learning Center reflects shift to group and project learning, digital sources Update 30 March 21:45  Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The bad old days of sitting in fusty dark and silent libraries pouring over […]

EPFL’s Rolex Learning Center takes top architecture award

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Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The architects who designed the Rolex Learning Center at EPFL in Lausanne will be awarded the Pritzker Prize, widely considered the top prize in architecture, in May at Ellis Island in New York. The news was announced Monday 29 March by the Hyatt Foundation in Los Angeles, California. The two will […]

EPFL’s architectural gem, the Rolex Learning Center, opens Monday


Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The CHF110 million Rolex Learning Center at EPFL in Lausanne opens officially Monday 22 February. The 21st century education center is notable for its waves of floors without stairs and ceilings seemingly without support columns. It has Swiss cheese-like holes in the roof for light and aeration. The building is quite […]

Rolex Learning Center open house, EPFL

Title: Rolex Learning Center open house, EPFL Location: Ecublens/Lausanne Description: The first chance for the public to walk around the startling wavey architectural form of the new building, talk to the builders. RLC will be completed in 2009. Start Time: 10:00 Date: 2008-10-05 End Time: 17:00

EPFL to hold open house for new Rolex Learning Center

EPFL will open its avant-garde Rolex Learning Center to the public Sunday, to give people a first closeup look at the building, which is scheduled for completion in 2009.