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The SwissTech Convention Center, located in the Northern quarter of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in the area of the Lake Geneva Region, is a building of the new EPFL campus. The anodized aluminum roof, shaped like a catamaran, contrasts with the lightness of glassed façade below. This project is the first application of multicolored dye photovoltaic cells. The panels, installed as horizontal shading system in the western facade, are arranged in 65 colored columns, with 5 different shades of red, green and orange, providing a unique color tone to the light transmitted into the interior hall.


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SwissTech Convention Center

Location Lousanne (CH)
Latitude 46° 31'
Completion year 2008-2014
Architect Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés
Typology Convention center
Category New
Surrounding Urban
Technology Grätzel cells
Power installed 2 kWp
Orientation West
Dimensions 250 m2