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By Sylvie Rottmeier 25 January 2021

 

> What is PLATEFORME 10?

PLATEFORME 10 is a new arts district located next to Lausanne’s railway station that gathers together mudac, the MCBA (Vaud Museum of Fine Arts) and the Musée de l’Élysée, in addition to the Toms Pauli and Félix Vallotton Foundations.

> Is PLATEFORME 10 already open?
Yes, PLATEFORME 10 has already begun to take shape with the opening of the MCBA in October 2019, as well as Le Nabi restaurant and the Arcades. Construction of the second building, which will house mudac and the Musée de l’Élysée, began in June 2018 and will be completed in November 2021.

> When will mudac open in PLATEFORME 10?

In June 2022, mudac will open its doors to the public just a few steps from Lausanne station, in the new PLATEFORME 10 district.

> Is mudac on Place de la Cathédrale still open?

On 1 September 2020, mudac closed its exhibition spaces in preparation for its move to PLATEFORME 10. Visits of the collections and exhibitions within the museum’s current walls have been interrupted. The shop is also closed.

mudac nevertheless welcomes you to its Rendez-vous 2020-2022: a series of varied events open to all, that includes collaborations with Lausanne-based festivals, unconventional lectures on the world of design or the launch of a new issue of the design journal RADDAR.

These events will take place throughout the two years leading up to the opening of the museum in PLATEFORME 10 – a way of continuing to lend artists a voice, to keep in touch with design enthusiasts and to stay tuned with the outside world. 

Check out the programme of the Rendez-vous 2020-2022.

> What will the mudac team do while the museum is closed?

The mudac team is working hard to organise its move to PLATEFORME 10. In concrete terms, this change of building involves a great deal of logistics, not only for packing the works and moving the collections, but also for fitting out the new warehouses and workspaces.
The curating of future exhibitions must also be taken into account. Indeed, after moving to PLATEFORME 10, mudac will offer the public a major inaugural exhibition, as well as a new space entirely dedicated to its permanent collections.
At the same time, mudac is coordinating several travelling exhibitions between Mannheim and Belgium and is organising the Rendez-vous 2020-2022 events.
Finally, from an administrative and organisational point of view, mudac has adopted a new governance model. It has joined the unique public law foundation PLATEFORME 10 and is thus preparing to join the MCBA and Musée de l’Élysée teams.

> What progress has been made on the future building that will house mudac?

The construction of the building for mudac and the Musée de l’Élysée progressed in 2019 with the completion of major earthworks and the construction of the two lower levels and the ground floor plateau.
Since November 2020, the exterior façades, which will house the mudac exhibition spaces, have been unveiled. This important stage of the construction work projects the final shape of the new building. Work will continue until the keys to the building have been handed over, which is scheduled for November 2021.

>What will become of the building on Place de la Cathédrale?

The City of Lausanne has decided to maintain the cultural and public ethos of this iconic building in the historic district of the City. Maison Gaudard will be transformed into a house of culture and festivals, showcasing Lausanne’s art scene, the city’s Art Collection and its Centre BD (graphic novel centre). In particular, it will offer exhibitions, lectures, artistic performances, training courses, workspaces and a cultural café.

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