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Thursday, June 19, 2008


This is the construction of the new Rolex Learning Center at the EPFL. It's not a mere library, you know, it's a learning center. Because, I imagine, you can learn there. Whereas in a library, you can only, ah, well.

Anyway, it is a huge construction site, and they have already poured about 2500 m3 of concrete - about half of what they will use eventually. Very complicated construction as well, because of the curved shape. Much of the concrete had to be poured in one go, as it will be stronger that way.

Above a photo of the construction site as of yesterday, and below how it is supposed to look after it is finished, but before it becomes dirty because of all those pesky students using it.

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