The EHL is expanding! The extension of the academic part of the campus was finalized at the end of summer 2015. There are now 48 classrooms and we plan to welcome up to 3200 students on site in 2020. This recent infrastructural milestone and the future campus development will cater to this growth.

A group of young architects were selected from the 385 young professionals who took part in the competition from architecture and landscape schools from around the world to lead this project. We have combined the ideas of both young architects and landscape architects with EHL students’ ideas to determine the needs for this project and ensure we maintain the EHL values. Two of the four winners, Jon Irigoyen – University of Navarre, Spain and Sofia Passos dos Santos, University of Porto, Portugal, are working within EHL’s “Base Vie” team. The “Base Vie” was created to gather a panel of professionals, in order to enhance the collaboration between the youth and those with years of experience.

A new entrance from the route de Bern will be created and the academic sector and student housing will be bound by a connector. The campus will count a total of 860 beds, compared to the 461 on site currently. The new construction will be labeled “Minergie-P”, a sustainable initiative to reduce energy consumption. Several services will be offered to the students including new indoor sports facilities, a 450 seat restaurant, a bar, demonstration kitchens and an oenology room. Don’t worry about “La Ferme”, the building will remain a core feature of the new campus!

Preparatory work is due to start in autumn 2016 and last for four years.

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