La Rasude




Mobimo, SBB


Lausanne, Switzerland


Retail, offices, hotel, housing, fitness center, restaurant


GFA 76'000 sqm


Invited Competition


Müller Illien Landschaftsarchitekten
Pöyvry Schweiz AG
mrs partner sa
hssp AG


Müller Illien Landschaftsarchitekten Zürich


Pöyvry Schweiz AG, Zurich


mrs partner sa Zürich

Construction management:

hssp Zürich


RSI-Studio, Paris

Esplanade “La Rasude”

This project proposes to transform the old postal complex along the railway into urban terraces structured by the public esplanade “La Rasude”.

It completes the new museum hub located at the west of the station with a strong gesture of public urbanism to the east. The new public space offers clear access to pedestrians and thus improves the site in the urban fabric of the city.

The esplanade connects the “Place de la Gare” to the “Avenue d’Ouchy” and the “Montchoisi” district to the south-east. Offering a clear view of the Alps and visibility from the railway, the project creates a strong identity on a regional scale.

The four-star hotel is located at the “Place de la Gare” and marks a distinctive beginning or ending of the site. The office buildings and shops have street addresses of the “Avenue de la Gare” supporting the city scale. The commercial spaces are organized facing the “Place de la Gare”. At the neighbourhood scale, the alleys with entrances to the housings connect the avenue to the esplanade and allow visual connections. Like an urban beach, the public space gives the city access to the sun and the view.

This urban project is a composite of new and old buildings. Two groups of buildings per phase offer space for two large companies, and the plans can be flexibly adapted to smaller units. The residential units have a favourable orientation and a superb view. The realization can take place in two or more phases. Each step includes a mix of functions and contributes to a strong image value for the station area.



Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: construction project

Airport Engadine, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: construction project

Mobility Hub, Zug, 2019 –
Future Parking Facility with retail component
Current phase: execution

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: public vote

MEWA-Areal, Wädenswil, 2018 –
Transformation Project from the former industrial estate to the mixed-use development with housing
Current phase: framework plan

Viererfeld, Bern, 2018 –
Current phase: on hold

Office Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: execution

House Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

House Renovation, Geneva, 2021 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Urban Design

Salina Raurica / Salinenhofquartier, Pratteln, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: design guidelines

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: design manual

Urban Space Development Concept for SBB Basel Station, 2018 –
Current state: public consultation

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: study with recommendation for further development

Areal Dübendorf, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Oerlikon, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Dierikon, 2015 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Seetalstrasse Meierhöfli Emmen, 2020 –
Current state: test planning

ZHA, Boulevard, Hönggerberg Campus, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with Studio Vulkan)

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: study

Port City Riga, 2020 –
Current state: Urban design commission

Wankdorffeldstrasse, Bern, 2020 –
Current state: urban design study

St-Karli Brückenköpfe und Reussinsel, Luzern, 2020 –
Current state: urban design study

Campus Bochum, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Masterplan HB / Central 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: test planing (with Studio Vulkan)

Urban System Research

cividi gmbh – civic data intelligence, 2019 –
Digital tools for the analogue city
Current state: ongoing

The Industrious City – Book Publication, 2017 –
(Lars Müller Publishers)
Published / available on Lars Müller Publishers website and in bookstores.

Workplace Area Development, Winterthur, 2019 –
Current state: ongoing

Network strategy 2040 and
future public transport 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with IBV Hüsler)


Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 43 243 6313F. +41 43 243 6315

CAREER: (Please refer to our OFFICE > CAREER section for further information)

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 603, 21 Sakaicho, Gojo-Takakurakado, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8191, Japan
T. +81 75 744 1503