Designed by the winners of 2010 Pritzker Prize, Japanese duo SANAA, The Rolex Learning Centre is the library and hub at the École Polytechnique Pédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Lausanne, Switzerland.
On first sight, the arch is unassuming. That is until you walk in to, and under the centre of the building to get to the main entrance. Bare concrete isn’t usually associated with curves, and this is what makes this building stand out. Enter and you’re greeted by an awe-inspiring scene with walls of glass and and a floorscape resembling rolling hills. It’s an unusual, yet comfortable space to be in. You can find out more about the building here.