By the Fall of 2021, the mudac will be part of a new art district, just a few steps from the station in the centre of Lausanne. Plateform10 is bringing together in a single location three well-known cultural institutions: the Cantonal Museum of Fine Art (mcb-a), the Musée de l’Elysée and the mudac, as well as the foundations Toms Pauli and Félix Vallotton. It will create a unique space entirely devoted to culture on the site of the former locomotive sheds in Lausanne.
Two new buildings will house the museum. Barozzi Veiga (Barcelona, Spain) designs the building of the mcb-a, while Aires Mateus (Lisboa, Portugal) designs the building of the mudac and Musée de l’Elysée. A new and outstanding urban district, open and welcoming, will be offered to visitors and residents between now and 2020.
Plateform10 is already taking concrete shape. The MCBA will be inaugurated on October 5, 2019. The building that will house the mudac and the Musée de l’Elysée will be inaugurated in automn 2021. While the construction work is in progress, plateforme10.ch offers a virtual platform for the project, with visualisations and updates about the construction.