Rogers Stirk Harbour’s Geneva Airport Design Receives Planning Permission

External view of 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

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Architects: Frei Rezakhanlou Architects
Location: Chemin Edouard-Tavan 9, 1206 Geneva,
Project Management: Eric Frei, Kaveh Rezakhanlou
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pierre Boss

Geneva Flat / FREAKS freearchitects

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Architects: FREAKS freearchitects
Location: ,
Area: 35.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: David Foessel

Competition: WHO Headquarters in Geneva

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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 .

French architect Dominique Perrault will preside the jury that also includes Bernard Tschumi, Momoyo KaijimaDiébédo Francis Kéré, and Bernard Kouhry. Registration closes September 19. For complete information, please go to the competition’s official guideline here.

Humanitarium / group8

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Architects: group8
Location: Avenue de la Paix 17 – 19, ,
Architect In Charge: Adrien Besson, Christophe Pidoux, Julien Potignat, Blaise Fontaine
Year: 2013
Photographs: Walter Mair

WHO Launches Competition to Extend Geneva Headquarters

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

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Architects: Raphaël Nussbaumer Architectes
Location: ,
Project Team: Raphaël Nussbaumer, Frédéric Perone, Anjéla Aubert, Luis Antunes, Reto Oechslin, Davide Righenzi
Area: 320 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Lionel Henriod

Cycle d’orientation de Cayla / LRS Architectes

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Architects: LRS Architectes
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: LRS Architectes
Area: 17,558 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Extension and transformation of a house in Geneva / LRS Architectes

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Architects: LRS Architectes
Location: , Switzerland
Year: 2009
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Maison des Etudiants / Lacroix Chessex

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Architects: Lacroix Chessex
Location: ,
Design Team: Grégoire Martin, Jon Onandia, Cristina Moldes, Boris Pflugfelder, Stéphane Koularmanis
Photographs: Radek Brunecky

Evolucio / Onionlab

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Projected onto the façade of the Musées d’art et d’histoire de Genève, Onionlabs ‘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.

Two in One House / Clavienrossier Architectes

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Architects: Clavienrossier Architectes
Location: , Switzerland
Year: 2012
Photographs: Roger Frei

120 affordable appartments / meier + associés architectes + Burckhardt Partner

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Architects: meier + associés architectes , Burckhardt Partner
Location: ,
Area: 11000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jean-Michel Landecy

A Sauna / BUREAU A

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Architects: BUREAU A
Location: , Switzerland
Artist: Jérémie Gindre
Built By: L-Sud association
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dylan Perrenoud

Flashback: Merck Sereno Headquarters / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn
Location: Geneva,
Construction: 2006
Area: 68,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn

CERN Public Realm Competition Proposal / HASSELL

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HASSELL, an international design practice, was recently awarded for their entry in both categories of the international Public Realm competition for CERN in . The competition entry, which was produced by the London studio of HASSELL, was the sole UK based design practice to be recognized with an award. The open international competition, run by the Canton of , was launched in May 2011. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Bamboo Residency / group8

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Architects: group8
Location: Geneva,
Project Area: 14,000 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2011
Photographs: Régis Golay, FEDERAL STUDIO

ICRC Logistics Complex / group8

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Architects: group8
Location: ,
Client: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Project Area: 11,500 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2011
Photographs: Régis Golay, FEDERAL STUDIO