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Student housing, Chavannes-près-Renens (Switzerland)

"Vortex" project : construction of 721 housing units for students and academic guests, construction of activity areas on level 0 (3200 m²).

First commissioning as part of the Youth Olympic Games in January 2020.

Concept : helical ramp of 2.8 kilometres (1 % slope), with a diameter of about 140 metres, and a height of 27.3 metres, with wide rounded corridors.


Lifteam services : design, supply and installation of facades composed of roller shutter boxes, wall returns and cladding (solid and openwork).

  • Contracting authority : Caisse de pensions de l’Etat de Vaud (represented by Retraites Populaires)
  • Architect : Itten+Brechbühl SA (Lausanne, CH)
  • General contractor : Losinger Marazzi SA (Bussigny, CH)
  • Wood structure design office (EXE) : CBS-CBT (Choisy-le-Roi, France / Saint-Sulpice, CH)
  • Carpenter : Lifteam Romandie (Saint-Sulpice, CH)
  • Supply : Ecotim (La Rochette, France)
  • Environmental approach : photovoltaic panels and industrial water
  • Year of delivery : October 2019

 

TIME LAPSE OF THE SITE Losinger Marazzi SA / CPEV)

 

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Chantier Vortex<br/>Site de La Pala, Chavannes-près-Renens<br/>1 image/15 minutes

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Chantier Vortex<br/>Site de La Pala, Chavannes-près-Renens<br/>1 image/15 minutes

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