École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Ecublens Campus

Anna Agata Kantarek


The paper presents the campus of the Lausanne Technical University (EPFL) in Ecublens and analyzes its form as an example of development of a superblock. History of EPFL goes back to 1853 and the school received independence in 1968. The decision to build a new campus out of city center, in Ecublens-Dorigny was made in the 60’s. Described superblock includes both University and EPFL, carrying out different ways of building and urban composition. This paper writes about the history of the spatial development of EPFL superblock presenting it in the perspective of an internal, logic extension of function and form, the relationship at the interface boundary line of a superblock, external relations with neighboring areas and the development of relations with the city. This relationships are formed at the basis of the logic of the neighborhood and plans and in scale of spatial planning of the whole agglomeration of Lausanne (Lausanne-Morges agglomeration Plan – PALM from 2007).

Słowa kluczowe: superblock, urban composition, urban morphology