Switzerland’s new arts district, PLATEFORME 10 in Lausanne, will be completed in June 2022. One of the most dynamic museum complexes ever to be built in the country, PLATEFORME 10 is located adjacent to the Lausanne train station in the very heart of the city, the artistic hub of the Canton of Vaud.
The first phase of the complex, the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts (MCBA or Cantonal Fine Arts Museum), opened in October 2019. In 2022, two other museums, the Musée de l’Elysée (the canton’s photography museum) and mudac (the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts) are scheduled for completion. PLATEFORME 10 is the hub of a new “arts district” for the city and bring together, in a single location, three museums that formerly inhabited disparate buildings throughout the city.
Built on the site of former locomotive sheds in Lausanne, PLATEFORME 10 merges fine art, photography, design, and textile arts into one 237,000 square foot campus, providing each museum with increased and exhibition space. https://plateforme10.ch/en