The Venue

TEDx Helvetia took place at the EPFL Rolex Learning Center, in Lausanne, Switzerland. A focal point of the EPFL campus, the Rolex Learning Center was designed by the Pritzker Prize winning Japanese architectural practice, SANAA. Spread over one single fluid space of 20,000 sq metres, it provides a seamless network of services, libraries, information gathering, social spaces, spaces to study, restaurants, cafes and beautiful outdoor spaces. It is a highly innovative building, with gentle slopes and terraces, undulating around a series of internal ╩╗patios╩╝, with almost invisible supports for its complex curving roof.