Lausanne, Switzerland


The EPFL commissioned a feasibility study concerning the possibility of housing the Opera de Lausanne on the site of the school during the Opera's closure for renovation. We proposed a demountable structure with a flexible 1000-2000 seat auditorium for opera, theatre, concerts, conferences and academic ceremonies. The stage volume opens to the rear to generate a covered outdoor rock venue for 3000 people. The project budget was €7M for a construction time of 6 months.


Client: EPFL

Size: 2500 sq.m

Budget: 7M euros


Studio Andrew Todd, architects

Toshi Kubota

Andrew Todd


Edwin Shirley Staging (contractor)

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