The five districts
Like the different neighbourhoods of a city, each of the five zones outlined in the “Art en ville” guide has its own special features. Their diverse urban, social or architectural environments are revealing of the important stages in the historical development of the City of Lausanne.
Subtle dialogues between art and context
To the north of the city, artworks are often associated with buildings. They respond to the language of their architectural surroundings and offer new points of focus.
While some parts of this district are very busy, the south of the city boasts many quiet areas that are ideal for relaxation and pleasant walks. Far from the bustle of the centre, they provide perfect havens for works of art.
A hymn to life
Welcome counterpoints to the hustle and bustle of a densely populated city centre, works of art offer moments of peaceful contemplation that allow the imagination to wander.
Some astonishing sculptures grace the east of the city. Often situated in parks or school playgrounds, they illustrate a variety of approaches in the use and working of materials, including some delightfully strange animals.
Ode to modernity
The west of the city, which hosted the 1964 National Exposition, still retains many of the artworks that celebrated the arrival of modernity and progress, as they were perceived half a century ago.
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