Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés’ ”ultramodern” SwissTech Convention Center opened its doors today. Housing a 3,000-seat modular amphitheater which can be converted from conference auditorium, to exhibition hall, to banquet room in only fifteen minutes, the convention center is the first large-scale convention hall to use EPFL‘s dye-sensitized solar cells (also known as Grätzel Cells).
This latest addition to the campus’s northern quarter already contains a collection of commercial stores and over 500 housing units. Its construction puts the finishing touch too what has been described as a “living campus where students can now stay on campus both night and day.”
“The Congress Center, positioned like a ‘beveled stone’ at the campus’ northern gradually detaches from the ground while releasing a large glass surface facing south and north allowing natural light into the vast conference room. The latter can be subdivided into different configurations – from several small rooms up to a flat large room used for banquets and
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