The building, which was awarded the "Korean Architecture Award 2019" and the "Korean Wood Design Award 2020", is now among the winners of the "best architects 22" awards!
Situated at the northern entrance to the EPFL campus, the SwissTech Convention Center becomes a new landmark, a clearly identifiable reference point in the landscape. The metallic shell, closely following the internal spatial configuration of the optimised main auditorium, seems to float over the glazed facades that enclose both the auditorium and the foyer, allowing a maximum of daylight to penetrate the inner spaces.
The convention center roof, 67 m wide and 116 m long and cantilevered some 40 m above the foyer, represents the structural jewel in the crown of this Building. The close collaboration between engineers and architects began very early in the project's design phase. Commendation,
Runner-up Steel Prize "Prix Acier 2014"