The mudac will leave its current housing, Maison Gaudard, to be part of Plateform10, next to the train station. It is the conversion of an industrial railway site into a new district devoted entirely to culture. The space of around 22,000 square metres will be home to 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, just a few steps from the station in the centre of 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.
While the construction work has begun in 2016, plateforme10.ch offers a virtual platform for the project, with visualisations and updates about the construction. Joint cultural actions by the three museums, such as Objectif Gare in 2015, or the Musée carton by Augustin Rebetez in 2016, will accompany its progress.