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Simplon

Location: Geneva
Program: Housing

Size: 1'700 sqm
Client: Private and Geneva municipality
Cost: 4.5 mio CHF

Year: 2006

Construction of a building in the Eaux-Vives district

The program includes a crèche and six housing units. The project is located in the Eaux-Vives district, which stands out for its high density and its heterogeneous architectures resulting from its slow transformation from a suburb into a downtown district. The architectural approach will be modeled on the buildings of the 1920s “noble - street facades” and “courtyard facades - modest. The layout of the street gives a slight bias to the plot, it was used to articulate the facade. The north-west orientation of the street allowed the use of large bay windows. The curtains were chosen as a means of darkening and as an element of animation.

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