Fine arts, photography and contemporary art brought together in one single spot near Lausanne station, in a cultural area that is unique in Switzerland.
The City of Lausanne has launched an ambitious challenge: Reinventing the museum space through an urban project that is modern, alive and unique in Switzerland. Its intriguing name, Plateforme 10, is representative of the spirit of the concept. But its name couldn’t be more appropriate since the new arts area is next to the nine train platforms of Lausanne station. This tenth and unique “platform” invites the public to embark on a journey of the mind where a museum visit turns into an all-inclusive experience.
Indeed, the collections of photography, fine arts, design and contemporary arts are further enhanced by their remarkable architectural surroundings. There are also areas of reception, relaxation and food&drink, for example a bookstore and shop and a library. This bringing together of five institutions is not simply a question of sharing premises. Their goal is to “surpass the disciplines that are specific to each one and to create an atmosphere that emulates and fosters the highly attractive spirit of the site”.