PLATEFORME 10 Image de synthese


mudac and the Musée de l’Elysée are moving to the new Plateforme 10 arts district, just a stone’s throw from Lausanne train station.

The handover ceremony for their new building will take place from 6 to 7 November 2021. On 18 June 2022 mudac will open its exhibition spaces to the public.

Destination PLATEFORME 10, 2020
© Plateforme 10
Les arcades de PLATEFORME 10
© Matthieu Gafsou
Vue aérienne du site
© Jean-Bernard Sieber

A new arts district

The merger of the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts (MCBA), the Musée de l’Elysée and mudac, together with the Toms Pauli and Félix Vallotton foundations, will form a new 25,000 m² arts district in the heart of Lausanne.

Plateforme 10’s mission is to awaken the curiosity of all audiences by offering them a place to live, a space for discovery, exchange, learning, experimentation and wonder, as well as for leisure and contemplation.

The inaugural period of this new arts district will run from 18 June to 25 September 2022.
© Matthieu Gafsou
© Matthieu Gafsou
© Matthieu Gafsou
© Matthieu Gafsou

mudac enhanced

The project by Portuguese architects Aires Mateus brings together two museums in a single building: mudac and the Musée de l’Élysée.

Double the exhibition space, a cultural outreach space at its heart, four times the volume of the collection reserves, a large bookshop-boutique, a café, a restaurant, a research centre and a library shared with the Musée de l’Elysée: in the Plateforme 10 arts district, the public will discover a truly enhanced mudac from June 2022.

More information

To get an overview of the progress of the new arts district and the various activities initiated by the three museums, discover the interactive timeline offered by Plateforme 10.




Chemin de Mornex 3bis
1003 Lausanne

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Musée de l'Elysée

A cultural institution that is indispensable because of the high quality of its exhibitions, its publications and the archives it preserves and promotes, the Musée de l’Elysée testifies to the diversity of photographic practices. One of the largest institutions dedicated to photography, the museum continues to assert itself as a centre of excellence in its five defining fields: exhibition, collection, publication, education and new technology.

Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts

A stone’s throw from the new mudac, MCBA was the first to open on the PLATEFORME 10 site, in 2019. The architecture is meant to promote the best possible connection between the visitor and the work of art. The choice was made not to vie with the art, but rather to highlight and enhance it through the design. Restaurant, book- and giftshop, auditorium, specialized library, studio for public outreach projects – these tools are meant to help one and all prolong their visit and promote connections and exchanges with others.

As far as the collection goes, MCBA has approximately 10,000 works and its reputation, both national and international, relies on five major collections: the Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros (1748-1810), Charles Gleyre (1806-1874), Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), Félix Vallotton (1865-1925) and Louis Soutter (1871-1942) collections.



mudac – Lausanne’s Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts – is the only institution in Western Switzerland entirely dedicated to design.


From 1967 to 2000 at Avenue de Villamont, then from 2000 to 2020 at Place de la Cathédrale, and today at Plateforme 10, mudac continues to foster cross-disciplinarity and the dynamics of exchanges with other disciplines.