The Rolex Learning Center will function as a laboratory for learning, a library with 500,000
volumes and an international cultural hub for EPFL, open to both students and the public.
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 ʻpatiosʼ, with almost invisible supports for its
complex curving roof, which required completely new methods of construction.