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Extraordinary Architecture

Fully accessible to the public, RLC by SANAA is an extraordinary building. An interior landscape... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Athens, Greece
Fresh functional and professional

Very nice place to hold a big event, presentations, with catering; very good simultaneous... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
England, United Kingdom
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All reviews student center open to the public university campus interesting design worth a visit library study architect cushions curve ecole desks cafeteria bookshop wavy structure hub
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

The building is really original, modern, wave-shaped, including different working spaces, a coffee place and even a restaurant ! Very nice to see this place ! There is also spaces with kind of sofa where you can lay down BUT we tried to work there...More

Thank Grégoire J
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Worth seeing if you happen to be in the neighborhood. The concrete dome floor was original and did justice to the name: Rolex Center. For me it was interesting because I used to be an EPFL student in late 1980's when the center was still...More

1  Thank Raminjaafarian
Reviewed 16 July 2018

There is nothing to see there, it is just somekind of giant skatepark. A total waste of space and ressources !

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Fully accessible to the public, RLC by SANAA is an extraordinary building. An interior landscape where students rest and read, ambiguous spaces- under and peacefull courtyards where one can sit for a drink. Kenzo Kuma building next door not to be missed.

Thank Sophiestraw
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Very nice place to hold a big event, presentations, with catering; very good simultaneous translation in English and French, very professional. theater style sitting makes it easy to follow the presentations, and the screen is huge. Good over all.

Thank 365Explore
Reviewed 13 May 2018

- Amazing exterior and interior design! - Disadvantage: unfortunately the surrounding area looks neglected

Thank foodchecker C
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Being an architect does help, but the Rolex Center is something not to be missed when visiting the EFPL in Ecublens. A very provocative piece of architecture, the Rolex Center is the hub for student activity and a visual and spatial delight -even for all...More

Thank Henri Tascherea... H
Reviewed 28 April 2018

What architecture!!! I was left awestruck!! Has to be seen to be properly appreciated. Hats off to the Japanese Architects on this design.

Thank Garrett - A
Reviewed 20 December 2017

One of the most inspiring place to study and to hang-out. The building is award-winning, eco-high-tech design, plus super stylish and comfortable. You can be so relaxing, either sitting by the window with the lake view featuring the Alps and blue sky, or you can...More

1  Thank 506hankh
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a student center on a university campus. It has wonderful architecture, and worth a visit for if you are into architecture. It is open to the public and has a library inside.

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Judy O
15 October 2017|
Response from Barbara E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are restaurants in and near the centre, including a sushi restaurant just opposite.