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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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue de la Paix 17 – 19, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

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

    2013
  • Photographs

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Project Team

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

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Cycle d'orientation de Cayla / LRS Architectes

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chemin William-Lescaze 8, 1203 Geneva, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Architects Collaborators

    Baillif et Loponte Architectes, Susanna Fritscher
  • Client

    DCTI / Etat de Genève
  • Area

    17558.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Category

  • 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

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.

Two in One House / Clavienrossier Architectes

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
Two in One House / Clavienrossier Architectes, © Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

© Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei + 16

120 affordable appartments / meier + associés architectes + Burckhardt Partner

01:00 - 25 February, 2013
120 affordable appartments / meier + associés architectes  + Burckhardt Partner , © Jean-Michel Landecy
© Jean-Michel Landecy

© Jean-Michel Landecy © Jean-Michel Landecy © Jean-Michel Landecy © Jean-Michel Landecy + 27

A Sauna / BUREAU A

01:00 - 26 October, 2012
A Sauna  / BUREAU A, © Dylan Perrenoud
© Dylan Perrenoud

© Dylan Perrenoud © Dylan Perrenoud © Dylan Perrenoud © Dylan Perrenoud + 8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Artist

    Jérémie Gindre
  • Built by

    L-Sud association
  • Project Year

    2012

Avenue de France Administrative Building / Group8

00:00 - 4 July, 2012
Avenue de France Administrative Building / Group8, ©  Régis Golay
©  Régis Golay

©  Régis Golay ©  Régis Golay ©  Régis Golay ©  Régis Golay + 38

Flashback: Merck Sereno Headquarters / Murphy Jahn

00:00 - 14 May, 2012
Flashback: Merck Sereno Headquarters / Murphy Jahn

Flashback: Merck Sereno Headquarters / Murphy Jahn Flashback: Merck Sereno Headquarters / Murphy Jahn Flashback: Merck Sereno Headquarters / Murphy Jahn Flashback: Merck Sereno Headquarters / Murphy Jahn + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Boulevard Georges-Favon 45, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Area

    68000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006

CERN Public Realm Competition Proposal / HASSELL

23:00 - 25 January, 2012
Courtesy of HASSELL
Courtesy of HASSELL

HASSELL, an international design practice, was recently awarded for their entry in both categories of the international Public Realm competition for CERN in Geneva. 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 Geneva, was launched in May 2011. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Coral House / group8

00:00 - 26 May, 2011
Coral House / group8, © Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio
© Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio

© Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio © Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio © Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio © Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue du Grand-Pré, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Architect

    group8
  • Project Management

    PBM Planungs und Baumanagement AG
  • Civil Engineer

    Walt+Galmarini AG, Perreten & Milleret
  • M&E Engineer

    SB Technique
  • Electricity Engineer

    MAB-Ingénierie SA
  • Building Engineer

    Physics Basler & Hoff mann Holding AG
  • Sanitary Engineer

    Mike Humbert ingénieur conseil
  • Photographs