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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Barozzi Veiga, Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne (Switzerland)

The practice established in Barcelona in 2004 by Fabrizio Barozzi (Rovereto, Italy, 1976) and Alberto Veiga (Santiago de Compostela, 1973) has completed the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, in the Swiss canton of Vaud, and is set to officially open early in October. It is the largest of three museums planned to surround a square in an old railway zone currently in disuse, creating the center of a new cultural district in the heart of the city.

Two gray brick facades of the three-story MCBA evoke the zone’s industrial past. The south-facing one is opaque, and the north one is permeable, engaging in dialogue with the new square. The geometrically rigorous, longitudinal monolith preserves the far-end of a preexisting shed, highlighting the presence of an arched window to maintain a symbolic relationship with the history of the place.
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