This is a guide to Geneva that can be useful whether you are in the city for one day or…
Modern architecture in Geneva
There are a lot of interesting buildings in Geneva that have appeared in recent years. Their main characteristics are functionalism and usage of natural materials as well as new technologies. You will see some of the examples below.
1. École allemande (2005)
Chemin de Champ-Claude, 6
Each part of the buildings has its own function.
2. Cycle d’orientation de Drize
Route de Drize, 8
Also a functional building with a graphic pattern.
3. Cycle d’orientation de Cayla (2008)
Chemin William-Lescaze, 8
4. Chemin Frank-Thomas
5. Maison des étudiants (2009)
Avenue de France, 20
The building was needed to be fit in the area along the railway lines. So the horizontal lines of the building look like railway lines and it blends seamlessly.
6. Foyer de Sécheron (2005)
Avenue Blanc, 7
This block is green not only because of its color but also because of its materials and technologies.
7. La Coupe-Gordon-Bennett (2008)
Rue de la Coupe Gordon-Bennett, Vernier
Also a green block.
8. Chemin de Mon-Soleil, 9
9. Immeuble Jolimont (2015)
Avenue de Joli-Mont
10. Pont Hans-Wilsdorf (2012)
The bridge has a complex structure that was inspired by a bird’s nest.
11. Campus Biotech (2002)
Chemin des Mines, 9
The transparency of the building reflects its function – open space with a lot of offices and laboratories.
12. Bracco Suisse
Route de la Galaise 31, Plan-les-Ouates
13. Immeuble amandolier (2002)
Route de Chêne, 30
14. Haute école d’art et de design (2017)
Avenue de Châtelaine, 7
15. Musée d’éthnographie (2010)
Boulevard Carl-Vogt, 65
A new building of the ethnographic museum.
16. Manifacture Vacheron Constantin (2002)
Chemin du Tourbillon, 10
17. Japan Tobacco International (2010)
18. Maison de la Paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot, 2
19. Société Privée de Gérance
Route de Chêne, 36
20. Volière (2007)
Bois de la Bâtie
This aviary is located in a small zoo. It tries to fit in the environment and also stays functional.
21. Restauration de la Maison Clarté (2006)
Rue de la Terrassière, 6
Rethinking the building from the 1930s with new technologies.
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