27018_Geberit Projekt Lausanne_teaser


Interior architecture

Concept/planning/implementation for the new Geberit information centre at Lausanne location

Geberit Distribution SA – Refurbishment GIC, CH-Lausanne

Bureau Hindermann has been heavily involved with the interior design requirements of the Geberit information centre at the headquarters in Jona since 2002. The designers drew on this experience to redesign the Lausanne information centre, which is now equally resplendent. It houses an exhibition, two theory rooms, a classroom, and a cafeteria—as well as a novel toilet that doubles as an infinity mirror room.


In addition to sanitary specialists, the information centres are also geared towards architects and commercial end-customers who are interested in Geberit's extensive product range. The renovations have given the façade of the industrial building in Lausanne's Boveresse district a new look and a clear identity. The 160 m2 space remains visible for its entire length and yet has a clear structure that allows for the simultaneous use of the various zones.

The small reception and the exhibition area with five booths leads to a cafeteria featuring classic cement planters, a space which encourages visitors to engage in dialogue. Slightly elevated on a mezzanine floor are the two theory rooms, which can be merged if necessary. Bureau Hindermann had already converted the classroom for training specialists in 2018, based on the well-proven concept used at Geberit HQ.

The real eye-catcher of the information centre is hidden behind the sleek automatic door to the toilets: upon entry, the anteroom with two washbasins reveals an octagonal mirror room that creates an infinite reflection, while more than 200 glass soap bubbles float from the ceiling. The smallest room, which bears the poetically playful signature of Bureau Hindermann, offers visitors a very unique spatial experience and encourages reflection and conversation.

27018_Geberit Projekt Lausanne_before 27018_Geberit Projekt Lausanne_after

Geberit Distribution SA – Refurbishment GIC, CH-Lausanne

%c2%a9bureau hindermann 911eae5beb503d7f98fd60c29d45902b5c68c394
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 999aa466e3d0a9f08745efa0662c05aaaee30c22
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 1ad9ddd82111ec8df482e81385899bfca2b402a0
%c2%a9bureau hindermann a09bd727dcc4c0378523fd06253f5312cc500216
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 56774a82f7afdb27473f423e3d3c68a4414b102f
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 58156018e0f438149f32153344e7cf1eb6e8556e
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 86c1d3a6cfce5f899be960d5e85a8c22bb6bcb1a
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 9a7f80bae2c4426e2dc45ec9907ff06e564a0f90
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 616f6fcc59274606bdbd35a381c03df2686a7b0d
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 12db79d380cd250fcaf08ee3fc1f4d7667f61fd0
%c2%a9bureau hindermann c3da496b702caef35b145ce34f266f9f3cfa5f10
%c2%a9bureau hindermann d95c98b40e51c9475afaf2f8d22dd0fab25effa7
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 8d9f4e6890ecc34ea14c9ba04787bef946d84f98
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 1f4d9dc7dfbac6c1be164e164cef35562f40f5e7
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 91a1921f60a6a262027d5b0fdf0242b7de38f8e2
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 01e03f28224c57e701d068e3be96fbc9b32ee173
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 9ef8414ff7d554b4a07c52f71b0c37d74e864040