In Lausanne things are happening. Under the buzz term “Lausanne en 2030” this canton capital aims to grow by 30'000 new inhabitants — in lockstep with the dynamic West. Lausanne train station will double its capacity by 2031, while the museum district directly beside it will be completed in 2022 with the new MUDAC building by Aires Mateus. A third metro line and the tram to Renens will make the new train station forecourt into a multimodal hub — but here the dilemma of climatefriendly development becomes apparent: the station concourse extends underneath the public square, but politicians are calling for trees to be planted there that will offer shade in the hot summers of the future and, as an allegory, will give a visible face to the city’s ambitious Climate Plan.
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