flora ruchat


Mario Botta, Tita Carloni, Aurelio Galfetti, Flora Ruchat, Luigi Snozzi | Federal Polytechnic school in Lausanne Competition, EPFL, 1970, Lausanne

I would have loved to see the EPFL to be actually like this. The two strong axes (public-private, NS-EW) clarify all the system, giving a fierce formal attitude to the project that earns in terms of coherence and strenght. More than that the deployment of the departments forms a grid made out of courts, suggesting the possibility of an infinite development but still an internal intimacy at human scale.