The Vortex, from concept to reality
Vortex: "hollow vortex which, under certain conditions, originates in a flowing fluid", according to the Larousse. This is also the name chosen by the Zurich architecture office Dürig AG for the winning project in the competition "A student housing district for the universities at La Pala in Chavannes-près-Renens" in 2015. Initially intended to accommodate the athletes of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in January 2020, the building will then be used primarily for student housing and apartments for academic guests. The main idea of the winning project was to insert "housing boxes" in a continuous spiral. A concept that required a great deal of thought in order to be realised.
[Source : espazium.ch - Author : Jacques Perret]
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