October 05, 2015
Since it was established in 1985, the Musée de l'Elysée has been exploring and sharing photography with its innovative exhibitions, key publications and engaging events open to a wide public. In thirty years, the Musée de l'Elysée’s pioneering perspective has meant it has gradually been able to take its place among the most important museums devoted to photography.
On October 5, 2015, we are pleased to announce that Aires Mateus architects has been selected to design the Musée de l'Elysée of the future. We are delighted to share our view of photography with you in this new setting!
The jury for the architectural contest has appointed as the the Portuguese architects Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus as winner of the 'A museum, Two museums’ project. The architects’ proposition won over the jury with its strength, clarity and simplicity. The project can now move forward with the construction of the new Vaud Pôle Muséal cultural space that will be unique in Switzerland. By 2020, it will unite together on one site the Elysée Museum, The mudac and The Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts.