JTI Headquarters / SOM

03:00 - 30 March, 2016
JTI Headquarters / SOM, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +29

Brut Deluxe Lights up the Streets of Geneva with LUX.LGE Installation

08:00 - 12 December, 2015

Brut Deluxe has created a colorful light installation, made up of 48 chandelier-like pieces that dangle above Geneva’s Rue du Mont Blanc for the 2015 Geneva LUX light festival. The project continues on Brut Deluxe’s extensive work with ephemeral installations and their study of spatial qualities through light.

Miguel de Guzmán and Rocío Romero, from the photography studio Imagen Subliminal, have shared with us their images and video of the installation.

Learn more and view more images after the break. 

© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero) +16

Breaking Ground Workshop

07:00 - 21 September, 2015
Breaking Ground Workshop, Programme of the Breaking Ground workshop - Geneva (Sept 21-25, 2015)
Programme of the Breaking Ground workshop - Geneva (Sept 21-25, 2015)

The Breaking Ground workshop will produce scenarios for the gradual development of a neighbourhood in Geneva, Switzerland, and conceive strategies to open urban design to end-users.

This 5 days events will be attended by masters students from Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich as well as young urbanists from Mumbai, Cairo, New York, Miami, Paris, London, and Vienna.

Breaking Ground Workshop

19:30 - 10 September, 2015
Breaking Ground Workshop

A workshop on the gradual urban development of Geneva will take place from September 21st to September 25th, 2015 at the Fonderie Kugler. Registration to the workshop is open to all independent and creative minds and motivated people within the limits of the available places.

Paolo Venturella Proposes “Plus is More” for WHO Headquarters Extension

08:00 - 19 July, 2015
Paolo Venturella Proposes “Plus is More” for WHO Headquarters Extension, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Paolo Venturella Architecture
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Paolo Venturella Architecture

Aiming to make a statement that architecture can no longer be designed with a single “move”, Rome-based firm, Paolo Venturella Architecture has unveiled their proposal titled “Plus is More” for the WHO Headquarters Extension competition. Although not selected as the winning proposal, Plus is More takes on the maxim of its name, investigating the complexity generated by a combination of "moves," circumventing the common tilted, lifted or pushed buildings that rely on a single movement. Read more about the project after the break.

The Apartment / BUREAU A

16:00 - 9 March, 2015
The Apartment / BUREAU A, Courtesy of BUREAU A
Courtesy of BUREAU A

Courtesy of BUREAU A Courtesy of BUREAU A Courtesy of BUREAU A Courtesy of BUREAU A +16

WIPO Conference Hall / Behnisch Architekten

14:00 - 8 March, 2015
WIPO Conference Hall / Behnisch Architekten, © David Matthiessen
© David Matthiessen

© David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen +24

Rogers Stirk Harbour’s Geneva Airport Design Receives Planning Permission

00:00 - 27 November, 2014
Rogers Stirk Harbour’s Geneva Airport Design Receives Planning Permission , External view of Geneva Airport East Wing at dusk. Image Courtesy of RBI-T consortium
External view of Geneva Airport East Wing at dusk. Image Courtesy of RBI-T consortium

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ (RSHP) design for the Geneva airport’s East Wing has received planning permission from the Federal Authorities in Switzerland. The 520 meter-long facility will connect to the airport’s existing terminal and includes additional Departures and Arrivals halls, contact stands and gate lounge seating as well as first class airlines lounges and technical basements, according to a press release.

Student housing in Geneva / Frei Rezakhanlou Architects

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Student housing in Geneva / Frei Rezakhanlou Architects, © Pierre Boss
© Pierre Boss

© Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss +18

Geneva Flat / FREAKS freearchitects

01:00 - 17 September, 2014
Geneva Flat / FREAKS freearchitects, © David Foessel
© David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel +11

Competition: WHO Headquarters in Geneva

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
Competition: WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Aerial Site
Aerial Site

The World Health Organization (WHO, the Commissioning Organization) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. On 23 June 2014, WHO launched an international, two-stage architectural design competition for the extension and redevelopment of WHO Headquarters in Geneva.

Humanitarium / group8

01:00 - 9 July, 2014
Humanitarium / group8, © Walter Mair
© Walter Mair
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue de la Paix 17 – 19, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Adrien Besson, Christophe Pidoux, Julien Potignat and Blaise Fontaine.
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Walter Mair © Walter Mair © Walter Mair © Walter Mair +19

WHO Launches Competition to Extend Geneva Headquarters

01:00 - 1 July, 2014
The original WHO Headquarters building designed by Jean Tschumi. Image © Wikimedia CC User Thorkild Tylleskar
The original WHO Headquarters building designed by Jean Tschumi. Image © Wikimedia CC User Thorkild Tylleskar

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched an international design competition to redevelop and extend its 1966 headquarters in Geneva. The new facilities, a 25,000 square metre office block and 700-space underground car park will replace a series of smaller additions, hastily constructed in response to various health crises in the years after the main building was completed.

In addition, the new building will facilitate a redevelopment of the original building, housing extra staff while work on the Jean Tschumi-designed building is carried out.

Read on for more details on the competition

2LB House / Raphaël Nussbaumer Architectes

01:00 - 31 March, 2014
2LB House / Raphaël Nussbaumer Architectes, © Lionel Henriod
© Lionel Henriod
  • Architects

  • Location

    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Project Team

    Raphaël Nussbaumer, Frédéric Perone, Anjéla Aubert, Luis Antunes, Reto Oechslin, Davide Righenzi
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod +13

Cycle d'orientation de Cayla / LRS Architectes

01:00 - 7 December, 2013
Cycle d'orientation de Cayla  / LRS Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chemin William-Lescaze 8, 1203 Geneva, Switzerland
  • Architects Collaborators

    Baillif et Loponte Architectes, Susanna Fritscher
  • Client

    DCTI / Etat de Genève
  • Area

    17558.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +20

Extension and transformation of a house in Geneva / LRS Architectes

01:00 - 4 December, 2013
Extension and transformation of a house in Geneva / LRS Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +25

Maison des Etudiants / Lacroix Chessex

01:00 - 15 November, 2013
Maison des Etudiants / Lacroix Chessex, © Radek Brunecky
© Radek Brunecky
  • Architects

  • Location

    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Grégoire Martin, Jon Onandia, Cristina Moldes, Boris Pflugfelder, Stéphane Koularmanis Competition phase: Hiéronyme Lacroix, Simon Chessex, Ubaldo Martella, Leonhard Kanapin
  • Partners

    Hiéronyme Lacroix, Simon Chessex
  • Associate

    Frédéric Crausaz
  • Structural Engineering

    Thomas Jundt Ingénieurs Civils
  • Photographs

© Radek Brunecky © Radek Brunecky © Radek Brunecky © Radek Brunecky +43

Evolucio / Onionlab

01:00 - 18 May, 2013
Evolucio / Onionlab, Courtesy of Onionlab
Courtesy of Onionlab

Projected onto the façade of the Musées d'art et d'histoire de Genève, Onionlab's 'Evolucio' is a piece that revolves around the graphic and sound abstraction of the concept it is named after: evolution. Created with 3D projection mapping techniques, It is construed as transformation, construction and alteration of reality through time; evolution as a discontinuous creation process as well. More images and architects' description after the break.