UNDER ONE ROOF project for the EPFL ArtLab by Kengo Kuma

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Lead Architects
Kengo Kuma & Associates / Javier Villar Ruiz (Partner in charge) with.- Nicola Maniero, Rita Topa, Marc Moukarzel, Jaeyung Joo, Cristina GimenezLocal ArchitectCCHE
Local Architects
General Contractor
Marti Construction SA, Lausanne
Dimensions and features
Total volume.- 17,586 m3 Total net surface area.- 3,360 m² Space for displaying EPFL’s major research projects (Datasquare): net surface area of 629 m², including 260 m² of exhibition space; volume.- 3,932 m3 Space for artistic research and experimentation: net surface area of 1,836 m², including 618 m² of exhibition space; volume: 9,676 m3
2012.5 - 2016.11
• Construction cost: CHF 30,900,000 • Cost of equipment, listening booths and permanent display structure: CHF 4,600,000


Kengo Kuma was born in Yokohama (Kanagawa, Japan) in 1954. He studied architecture at the University of Tokyo, finishing his degree in 1979. In 1987, he opened the "Spatial Design Studio". In 1990 he founded "Kengo Kuma & Associates" and extend the study to Europe (Paris, France) in 2008. Since 1985 and until 2009, has taught as visiting professor and holder at the universities of Columbia, Keio, Illinois and Tokyo.

Main Awards:

· 2011 The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Art Encouragement Prize for "Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum."
· 2010 Mainichi Art Award for “Nezu Museum.”
· 2009 "Decoration Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" (France).
· 2008 Energy Performance + Architecture Award (France). Bois Magazine International Wood Architecture Award (France).
· 2002 Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award (Finland).
· 2001 Togo Murano Award for “Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum.”
· 1997 Architectural Institute of Japan Award for “Noh Stage in the Forest”. First Place, AIA DuPONT Benedictus Award for “Water/Glass” (USA).




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