lausanne jardins 2019



Several major undertakings are planned for 2019, including the Axes Forts mobility project. Burying the LEB tracks, a new Lausanne-Villars-Ste-Croix tram, high quality service busses (BHNS), the M3 underground, the closing of the Grand-Pont to car traffic: All these projects will radically change the people’s perception of the city and its uses. LJ2019 falls within this context, as a prefiguration of the upcoming changes.

From end to end

The route extends from west to east along the current No. 9 bus line. It connects the town of Prilly on one side to Pully on the other on one of the historical routes of Lausanne’s first tramways. This journey through the city, four kilometres from end to end, against the natural movement of the slope, was only made possible thanks to major urban planning projects in the second half of the 19th century, including the construction of the Grand-Pont.

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The special feature of this axis is that it follows a ridge line. Despite the route’s low gradient, it offers a series of panoramic viewpoints with spectacular views of the landscape and the lake.

The sites 

From Valency Park to Guillemin Park, the sites are scattered along the route. Each speaks of its soil and qualities – qualities that change according to the neighbourhoods and the various urban characteristics, and the vegetation changes with them. From open ground to open ground, via the city centre’s off-ground cultivation.

A. Parc de Valency © Stéphanie GygaxB. Square de Montétan © Stéphanie GygaxC. Soutènement de Saint-Paul © Stéphanie GygaxD. Jardin des Souches © Stéphanie GygaxE. Cour Galfetti © Stéphanie GygaxF. Enceinte de la BCV © Stéphanie GygaxG. Labyrinthe des Terreaux © Stéphanie GygaxH. Trottoir nord du Grand Pont © Stéphanie GygaxI. Arbres de Saint-François © Stéphanie GygaxJ. Saint-François « ouest » © Stéphanie GygaxK. Saint-François « est » © Stéphanie GygaxL. Promenade J-V-Gilles © Stéphanie GygaxM. Croisée de Georgette © Stéphanie GygaxN. Front gardens de Rumine © Stéphanie GygaxO. Préau Messidor © Stéphanie GygaxP. Promenade J-J-Mercier © Stéphanie GygaxQ. Parvis Saint-Jacques © Stéphanie GygaxR. Talus CFF © Stéphanie GygaxS. Vallon de la Vuachère © Stéphanie GygaxT. Parc Guillemin © Stéphanie Gygax