Aula des Cèdres in Lausanne was designed Jean Tschumi and built in 1961-1962. It initially served as EPFL aula, where Jean Tschumi was teaching architecture. Since 2001, it is used by HEP-VD.
The rectangular building has a huge hyperbolic concrete roof that raises at both ends like a veil. High windows offer a beautiful view on the nearby trees and Lake Geneva.
The 400 square meter large exhibition space has tables for 120 people.
The auditorium itself is located in the center of the building and offers seats for over 400 people. It features a 27 square meter large curved LED screen.
The exterior of Aula des Cèdres was renovated in 1995 by architectural practice Devanthéry et Lamunière. The interior renovation was supervised by architect Ivan Kolecek and completed in 2019.