Aux Entrepôts Lausanne Building by HHF

Aux Entrepôts Lausanne Building by HHF Architects, SBB Immobilien Switzerland Architecture Photos

Aux Entrepôts Lausanne Building

28 September 2021

Location: Renens, Lausanne, west Switzerland

Design: HHF Architects

Aux Entrepôts Lausanne building by HHF Architects

Photos by Iwan Baan

Aux Entrepôts Lausanne Building Design

Angular, shimmering brick facades in green, yellow, aubergine, and red gives a strong identity to HHF Architects’ winning entry for part of the new master plan Parc du Simplon in Renens, Lausanne.

Aux Entrepôts Lausanne building by HHF Architects

The ruggedness and simplicity of the bricks are evocative of the site’s industrial history, while the glazed surfaces contribute to the lively atmosphere of the area.

Aux Entrepôts Lausanne building by HHF Architects

The quarter mixes different housing types and standards, from mini lofts designed for flexible use to family apartments and penthouse units with generous rooftop terraces. Facilities for the general public are teamed with the deep mini lofts modelled on Dutch examples, which enlivens the ground floor of the urban building ensemble.

Aux Entrepôts Lausanne building by HHF Architects

Once you enter any of the three- or four-storied buildings, you instantly know which one you are in, since the inner ceilings in semi-public spaces are painted in corresponding colour. Equally applied on the underside of the spiralling concrete staircases, which creates a near-psychedelic effect. The exterior hues are correspondingly applied on the windowsills, balcony fences and retractable awnings.

Aux Entrepôts Lausanne building by HHF Architects

In total the four vibrant buildings contain a total of 70 dwelling units along with studios and retail space. The tenants of Aux Entrepôts moved in in June 2021, adding another layer of life to the area adjacent to the Renens Station.

Aux Entrepôts Renens building Switzerland
photo : Anders Modig

Aux Entrepôts Renens – Building Information

Program: Mixed-Use: Housing and commercial
Client: SBB Immobilien
Location: Renens, Lausanne

Aux Entrepôts Lausanne building by HHF Architects

Floor Area: 5’853 m2
Building volume: 36’902 m3
Cost: 18.5 Mio CHF
Year: 2016–2021

Aux Entrepôts Lausanne building by HHF Architects

Photographs: Iwan Baan

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HHF Architects

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland, central Europe

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