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Lausanne West wins the Wakker Heritage Prize

So what is the Wakker Heritage Prize ?

The Wakker Prize (in German: Wakkerpreis, in French Prix Wakker, in Italian Premio Wakker) is awarded annually by the Swiss Heritage Society to a Municipality of Switzerland for the development and preservation of its architectural heritage.


In 2005, the prize was given to the Swiss Federal Railways, rather than a municipality.


The prize is named for Henri-Louis Wakker

This year Lausanne West won it. On Tuesday, the Swiss Heritage Society praised the “district spirit” that had helped to renew the area. The society awards the annual prize to a town or village in recognition of successful urban planning developments.

Nine communities have been recognised for their coordinated approach to area development, the upgrade of the existing housing situation and the creation of a common identity.

“Ouest lausannois” is comprised of Bussigny, Chavannes, Crissier, Ecublens, Prilly, Renens, St-Sulpice, Villars-Ste-Croix and Lausanne.

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In 2010 it was Fläsch


In 2009 it was Yverdon-les-Bains
In 2008 it was Grenchen.
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