Learning Center, Lausanne
High-tech on concrete
The Learning Center is the centrepiece of the Swiss Federal Technical University’s Lausanne campus . The building’s unique architecture is impressive.
The vast, waveform-inspired structure and its flowing transitions generate an impressive sense of space for the visitor. Unusual views inside and outside result. The floor plate of the lengthy building rises in sections to the height of one storey above the earth, to fall gently back to the ground at the far end. Seen from the outside, the floor becomes the underside, the pedestal the façade. The monumental concrete surfaces were equipped with the high-tech faceal Oleo HD waterproofing system. The absorbent mineral surfaces were treated with the state of the art: the HD version of the faceal technology. This not only ensures hydrophobic, but oleophobic surface protection. Furthermore, it binds permanently via its silane groups and is absolutely open to water vapour diffusion.
- Concrete undersides, façades and pedestals – treated with faceal Oleo HD oleophobic and hydrophobic coating.