ABOUT US

Created by Nicolas Adrien Architect → NIA is an office working in the fields of Architecture and Design.

Based in Lausanne, Switzerland; we are also present in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A strategic partnership with ZAPP (Motion Graphics Agency  based in Buenos Aires) ensures a creative and multidisciplinary approach to meet the most demanding requests from our customers.

We work in all phases of a project, and we can help you from the very first sketches through planning to construction and completion.

Passion, creativity, a keen sense of priorities and listening to the needs of the client are part of our DNA.

Do not hesitate to contact us, tell us about your project!

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2019 – Projet Sérigraphie MAPAS. Lausanne, Switzerland.

2018 – Bâtiment Esplanade 3 de Pont Rouge. Geneva, Switzerland.
Project manager at RDR architectes

2017 – New Cité de la Musique de Genève. Geneva, Switzerland.
Competition at RDR architectes

2017 – Renovation Plaza Houssay. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Competition at RDR arquitectos – 1st prize in construction –

2016 – Globant offices. Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
International project competition
Team: Nicolas Adrien, Julieta Vilaplana, Esteban Sciarotta, Agustín Biggeri

2015 – Villa 20 social dwellings. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
National project competition
Team: Nicolas Adrien, Julieta Vilaplana, Esteban Sciarotta

2015 – SL House. San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Private commission – completed –
Team: Nicolas Adrien, Delfina Degliantoni

2014 – WHO headquarters extension. Geneva, Switzerland.
International project competition
Team: Nicolas Adrien, Laura Rivera

2013 – CEOL. Renens, Switzerland.
Kunst am Bau competition.
Collaboration with Catherine Bolle, artist.

2013 – MARQ New Pavilion. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
National project competition
Team: Nicolas Adrien, Jeronimo Adrien

2009-2013 – EPFL Convention center and Students housing.  Lausanne, Switzerland.
Project Architect at RDR architectes (Lausanne, Switzerland) – completed –
SCA-CPAU prize(Argentina, 2018)

2012 – Campana Library. Campana, Argentina.
International project competition

2009 – Buenos Mares house. José Ignacio, Uruguay.
Project at RDR arquitectos (Bs As, Argentina) – mention CPAU 2012 prize –

2009 – Golf-Hôtel Réné Capt. Montreux, Switzerland.
Competition at RDR arquitectos (Bs As, Argentine) – 1st prize –

2009 – Argentine Bicentenary Icon. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ideas competition at RDR arquitectos (Bs As, Argentina) – public’s prize –

2008 – Chichen Itza museum and hotel. Chichen Itza, Mexico.
International ideas competition

2008 – La Nación offices and headquarters. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Competition at RDR arquitectos (Bs As, Argentina)

2008 – Beaulieu Convention and Expositions center. Lausanne, Switzerland.
Competition at
 RDR arquitectos (Bs As, Argentina) – 1st prize / 2nd order –

2008 – Banco Central. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Competition
 at RDR arquitectos (Bs As, Argentina)

2007 – Kudelski building. Cheseaux, Switzerland.
Competition at RDR arquitectos (Bs As, Argentina)

2007 – The New Hajj City. La Mecque, Saudi Arabia.
Preliminary project at RDR arquitectos (Bs As, Argentina)

2006 – Renovation of the Plaza de Mayo. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
National project competition – 3rd prize –
Team: Nicolas Adrien, Antonio Carrasco, Ovidio Lagos.

2006 – Renovation Salle de professeurs Lycée Français. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Private commission – completed
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2006 – Deputy chamber annexe Buenos Aires province. La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Project competition
Team: Nicolas Adrien, Antonio Carrasco, Ovidio Lagos, Luciano Canissa.

2005 – Estancia Jésuite Colonia Caroya. Caroya, Córdoba Argentina.
Ideas competition – 1st prize –
Team: Nicolas Adrien, Antonio Carrasco.

2004 – Foyer Lycée Français.  Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Private competition – 2nd prize –

2002 – Academic institution for l’U.B.A. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Assignation Diseño 3 Université de Buenos Aires published at Anuario FADU año 2002

 

 

 

2017 – Renovation of Plaza Houssay. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Project competition at RDR arquitectos – 1st prize –

2009-2013 – EPFL Convention center and Students housing. Lausanne, Switzerland.
Project Architect at RDR architectes (Lausanne, Switzerland) – completed –
SCA-CPAU prize (Argentina, 2018)

2009 – Buenos Mares house. José Ignacio, Uruguay.
Project at RDR arquitectos (Bs As, Argentina)  mention CPAU prize 2012-

2009 – Golf-Hôtel Réné Capt. Montreux, Switzerland.
Competition at RDR arquitectos (Bs As, Argentina) – 1st prize –

2009 – Argentine Bicentenary Icon. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ideas competition at RDR arquitectos (Bs As, Argentine) – public’s prize –

2008 – Beaulieu Convention and Expositions center. Lausanne, Suisse.
Competition at RDR arquitectos (Bs As, Argentina) – 1st prize / 2nd order –

2007 – Sociedad Central de Arquitectos – Expo Concours Plaza de Mayo

2007 – VII Biennale d’architecture de Sao Paulo – Expo Concours Plaza de Mayo

2006 – Renovation of the Plaza de Mayo. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
National project competition – 3rd prize –
Team: Nicolas Adrien, Antonio Carrasco, Ovidio Lagos.

2005 – Estancia Jésuite Colonia Caroya. Caroya, Córdoba Argentine.
Ideas competition – 1st prize –
Team: Nicolas Adrien, Antonio Carrasco.

2004 – Foyer Lycée Français.  Buenos Aires, Argentine.
Private competition – 2nd prize –