Lausanne arts district launches on former train shed site

Plateforme 10 will unite three of the Swiss city’s museums and, with free entry and a revamped station on the doorstep, is set to be a major European arts hub

A new arts district opens next weekend in the Swiss city of Lausanne, on the site of the city’s former train sheds. After a decade of planning and development, Plateforme 10 includes the relocation of three of the Lausanne’s top museums to form a new cultural hub.

The first to open will be Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts (MCBA), on 5 October. The other two – Musée de l’Elysée (photography) and Mudac (contemporary design and applied arts) – will follow by the end of 2021.

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