Archizoom (EPFL)

Archizoom is located in the SG building, on the campus of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.

Archizoom is an architecture museum settled on the campus of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, in Lausanne (Switzerland). It provides a public programme of exhibitions, lectures and events for the ENAC Faculty.


This programme was created in 1974[1] by Edith Bianchi,[2] a graphic designer who wished to both complement education at the school of architecture and communicate about architecture to a general audience.

In 2007, with impetus from architect Harry Gugger, then associate of the firm Herzog & de Meuron and professor at the EPFL, the scope of the gallery was broadened and it was renamed Archizoom.[3]


Under the leadership of the new director and art historian Cyril Veillon, the Archizoom gallery focuses on the interdisciplinary aspects of the architecture and highlights its close relationship with art, science, engineering and the humanities. Borrowing architecture critic Paul Goldberger’s words, Archizoom’s programme addresses the question of ‘why architecture matters’.[4]

See also


  1. Archizoom's online archives
  2. Retrospective of the posters designed by Edith Bianchi. "Edith Bianchi, 35 ans d'affiches d'architecture", Lausanne, April–May 2008
  3. City of Lausanne, official website "Archizoom: Making better use of space"
  4. Presentation leaflet of the museum and its exhibitions from 2007 until 2011. "Why Architecture Matters", Editions Archizoom, Lausanne, 2011

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