Flumeaux 41 – Prilly

Type of building:
Administration building
Owner:
Orllati Real Estate SA
Address:
Route des Flumeaux 41, 1008 Prilly
Year (s) of the works:
2012-2014

Presentation of the building

Located on the site of a former factory, in the heart of the industrial district of Prilly, this building benefits from great visibility. Quality and aesthetics were therefore two essential criteria for the owner. The CCHE architectural office of Lausanne has admirably responded to this request, by erecting a 5-storey building above two underground levels. The built surface of this hexagon-shaped building is 1800 m2 and perfectly follows the road that runs along the triangular plot. In the end, it offers more than 4200 m2 of floor space, which could be used in a variety of ways by the entities that have moved into the new premises. Among them are the West Lausanne Police, with needs such as interrogation rooms or cells for temporary detention, and Swissgrid, the company responsible for the transport of our electricity network.

The exterior envelope is composed of 800 perforated aluminum pieces that form bands on a black background, which gives a real effect of dynamism and class. Among them are the West Lausanne Police, with needs such as interrogation rooms or cells for temporary detention, and Swissgrid, the company responsible for the transport of our electricity network. In the absence of cumbersome walls, the building is supported by slab columns, giving the occupant great freedom in the layout of the space.

Emergency lighting concept

The emergency lighting system in this building is based on a powerful energy cabinet in the basement that supplies all the emergency installations on the floors. About 100 blocks, some just in luminaires and others with directional arrows, were installed, as well as about 70 spotlights, most of them recessed. Marker flags were also installed to indicate the escape route in case of need.

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