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vortex Hub UNIL

Route de Praz-Véguey 29

1022 Chavannes-près-Renens

This emblematic building with its circular architecture boasts colossal proportions...

...with all the rooms and apartments linked by a single, 2.8-kilometre-long spiral ramp. It’s designed as a place where cultures come together, where people meet, and where social ties are made stronger. The attractions include a rooftop bar and various restaurants and shops. In its former incarnation as the Olympic village for the 2020 youth games it hosted 1,700 people from all over the world. Impressive dimensions with a human face.

  • 252 furnished single rooms of 15.9 m2.
    90 x 200 cm bed with storage space, mattress and mattress cover, bedside table, desk with chair and lamp, wastepaper basket, wardrobe for hanging clothes, shoe tray, its own fridge, private bathroom with toilet, shower and washbasin. Shared kitchen (equipped) on each floor.

  • 289 furnished rooms of 16.9 m2 in flatshares for 2, 3 or 4 students.
    90 x 200 cm bed with storage space, mattress and mattress cover, bedside table, desk with chair and lamp, wastepaper basket, wardrobe for hanging clothes, shoe tray, private bathroom with toilet, shower and washbasin. Shared kitchen (equipped) and living room for 2, 3 or 4 rooms.

  • 198 furnished studios of 21.2 m2 for one student.
    90 x 200 cm bed with storage space, mattress and mattress cover, bedside table, desk with chair and lamp, wastepaper basket, wardrobe for hanging clothes, shoe tray, dining table with two chairs, kitchenette with four-ring ceramic hob, oven, microwave and fridge, private bathroom with toilet, shower and washbasin.

  • 89 furnished studios of 21.8 m2 for one or two students.
    90 x 200 cm trundle bed with mattresses and mattress covers, bedside table, desk with chair and lamp, wastepaper basket, wardrobe for hanging clothes, shoe tray, dining table with two chairs, kitchenette with four-ring ceramic hob, oven, microwave, fridge and work surface, private bathroom with toilet, shower and washbasin.

  • Sheets, pillows, duvet, dishes, household linen are not included. However, you can temporarily rent a sleeping kit. Find out more

Main services

Ambassadors
Assistance, information, safety and security
Laundry facilities
Rooms accessible to people with reduced mobility
Internet
Housekeeping
Printers

Near

Hairdresser
Shops
Public swimming pool
Food
Single room
Single room
CHF 780 a month
Includes internet connection, caretaker service, water, electricity and heating, as well as fire, liability and burglary insurance.
CHF 1,200 security deposit
For those subject to visitor’s tax, CHF 37 a month extra.
Room in shared flat
Room in shared flat
CHF 760 a month
Includes internet connection, caretaker service, water, electricity and heating, as well as fire, liability and burglary insurance.
CHF 1,200 security deposit
For those subject to visitor’s tax, CHF 37 a month extra.
Studio for 1 person
Studio for 1 person
CHF 960 a month
Includes internet connection, caretaker service, water, electricity and heating, as well as fire, liability and burglary insurance.
CHF 1,200 security deposit
For those subject to visitor’s tax, CHF 37 a month extra.
Studio for 1 or 2 people
Studio for 1 or 2 people
CHF 980 a month
Includes internet connection, caretaker service, water, electricity and heating, as well as fire, liability and burglary insurance.
CHF 1,200 security deposit
For those subject to visitor’s tax, CHF 37 a month extra.

Services

Ambassadors
The ambassadors are students who are there to welcome and assist you from the moment you arrive. Their mission is to raise awareness of the need to live together amicably and to foster social life.
Assistance, information, safety and security
The caretaker team is at the residences to give assistance, look after your safety and security, and answer your questions. In the evening, security staff take over.
Laundry facilities
Washing machines (which you pay to use) and dryers (free of charge) are available in the communal laundry rooms.
Rooms accessible to people with reduced mobility
Some rooms are specially equipped to make life easier for people with reduced mobility. The rent is the same as for a standard room.
Internet
Every room has Wi-Fi or cable internet access. You will be given access codes on your arrival.
Housekeeping
The cleaners regularly take care of the communal spaces. Each tenant is responsible for cleaning their room or studio and the common areas of a flat. The latter are checked regularly by the caretaking staff.
Printers
You have 24/7 access to free printers.
Temporary sleeping kit
Maybe you’re arriving from a faraway country or haven’t had time to get your own bedclothes. To bridge the gap temporarily you can rent a sleeping kit. Just ask the caretaking staff. The kit includes a Nordic duvet (160 x 210 cm), a feather pillow (60 x 60 cm), a pillow case, a duvet cover and a fitted sheet.
Cleaning kit
Feel free to borrow cleaning equipment and products from your residence’s caretaking staff.
Bike storage
It’s easy to drop off your bike in our secure areas.
Recycling and waste separation
Your house has recycling points where you can sort and recycle waste.
Study room
With study rooms available 24/7 you have the ideal place to work.
Video surveillance
To assure your security your residence is equipped with a video surveillance system.
Personal storage
Personal lockers or cellars allow you to store your belongings. Contact caretaking staff to find out more.

Near

Hairdresser
There’s a hairdresser or barber shop in your residence or a short walk away.
Shops
There are supermarkets and/or shops very close to where you live.
Public swimming pool
There is a public swimmingpool nearby
Food
The restaurants and take-away in your residence or nearby are sure to have something to suit your tastes and lifestyle.