The LORO wants to bring together its different entities on one site. The building located avenue de Provence in Lausanne, already hosted some, was transformed internal and external and completed with an extension to regroup them.
CCHE has developed a structure in the common courtyard to provide a visible single entry with the goal to redistribute the building part through the different lodgers and to connect all levels and services. The new site match industrial character of the site thanks to the building envelope, but develops a LORO specific universe inside the building. The extension takes the form of a tree wrapping the existing building as a canopy in which penetrates the surrounding vegetation. The LORO indoor environment, with its large levels, is assimilated to boxes looking like disseminated houses in the city: the front houses are closed offices and conference rooms and those inside de levels are dedicated to services.
Architects: CCHE / Photographs: Thomas Jantscher