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Old November 28th, 2017, 09:58 PM   #481
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This thread is quite depressing. In 1 to 2 generations Geneva will look like a brutalist nightmare. Is this what we have become? Incapable of building anything beautiful anymore?
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Old November 29th, 2017, 07:29 PM   #482
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WCC World Council of Churches
Headquarters buildings
Location: Jardin des Nations, Le Grand-Saconnex (GE)

Current status: local neighbourhood plan adopted



Developer: WCC (FIPOI)

Architect: LRS architectes

Publication: Homify

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Old November 30th, 2017, 11:12 PM   #483
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Chemin des Tuilots
Residential buildings
Location: Bellevue (GE)

Current status: under construction




Developer: FLB Fondation de la Commune de Bellevue pour la construction et la gestion de logements

Architect: BCR architectes (Projets > Immeuble Tuilots)

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Old November 30th, 2017, 11:19 PM   #484
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Geneva International Airport
Chek-in hall
Location: Le Grand-Saconnex (GE)

Final status: transformation completed



Developer: Genève Aéroport

General contractor: Batineg SA

Architect: Christian Dupraz architectes, Tekhne SA

Civil engineer: Ingeni SA

Metal construction: Morand SA

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Old December 2nd, 2017, 09:15 PM   #485
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Parker Hannifin Area
Urban planning
Location: Carouge (GE)

Current status: land acquisition



Developer: Bricks Invest AG

Publication: Bilan

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Old December 4th, 2017, 10:48 PM   #486
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This is a long-running story. The kind of joke possible only in Switzerland, or perhaps Geneva.

The story begins in 2009 with the project of raising the former industrial building (now converted into student housing) shown above. In 2014, the Department of urban development, housing and energy allows the raising of the building. Unfortunately, the project displeases the City of Geneva and some associations for the protection of the architectural heritage, that appeal and win the case. The authorization is cancelled. In 2016, the project is finally approved in second instance following on from the now favorable opinion given by the CMNS*. The City of Geneva brings a new action against the decision, this time in vain. The developer submitted 30 projects and lost hundreds of thousands Swiss francs (architects, lawyers). But the story is not finished!

Now, we are in 2017 and nothing has been decided yet. The developer will perhaps submit a new project and apply for a new building permit. Some persons (who?) still “suggest” a better integrated roof structure. The work should start next year.

Architect: DVK architectes

Press (FR): Tribune de Genève

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MHNG Museum of Natural History
Exhibition building
Location: Geneva (GE)

Current status: architectural competition (modernisation, extension)



Architect: MAK architecture

Publication: Batimag

Press (FR): Tribune de Genève, 24 heures

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Lancy Pont-Rouge train station has been inaugurated today. It is the first one out of five stations along the new CEVA railway link to be put into service.

The only station entirely constructed on the surface is the primary victim of cost control. Most of the glass bricks designed by Jean Nouvel have been replaced by simple glass parapets. Only the glass bricks whose function is to bring the light to the underground have been placed.

In the background of the picture shown above, one can see the future Pont-Rouge business district, in the heart of the PAV area, one of the largest in Europe (230 ha) in full urban transformation.

Publication: Batimag

Press (FR): Tribune de Genève
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Old December 18th, 2017, 01:28 AM   #489
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Abdallah Chatila has acquired the Esplanade 3 plot in the Pont-Rouge business district currently under construction. The seller is Swiss Federal Railways, that developped the global project. The local neighbourhood plan has already received formal approval and a general construction permit is scheduled to be issued in 2018. For its part, Swiss Prime Site real estate company has acquired the Esplanade 4 plot.
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CEVA Chêne-Bourg
Public spaces planning
Location: Chêne-Bourg (GE)

Current status: building permit granted



Developers: Canton de Genève, Commune de Chêne-Bourg

Architect: Eric Maria architectes

Civil engineer: Ingphi SA

Publication: GVARCHI

Website: CEVA
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CEVA Chêne-Bourg
Mixed-use buildings
Location: Chêne-Bourg (GE)

Current status: building permit granted


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Developers: Association Nicolas Bogueret (ANB), Valorisation immobilière éthique SA (VIE)

Architect: Group8

Publication: GVARCHI
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CEVA Chêne-Bourg
Mixed-use building
Location: Chêne-Bourg (GE)

Current status: building permit granted


Lot B



Developer: CFF Immobilier SA

Architect: Lacaton & Vassal architectes

Building contractor: HRS Real Estate SA

Publications: Dyod, Tracés, GVARCHI

Website: Opale Chêne-Bourg

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Rue des Charmilles 23
Mixed-use building
Location: Geneva (GE)

Current status: preliminary building permit request



Developer: La Poste SA Immobilier

Architects: Nomos architectes, PYO arquitectos

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Avenue de la Grenade 28
Mixed-use building
Location: Geneva (GE)

Final status: built



Architect: Favre & Guth architectes

Civil engineer: Moser Ingénierie SA

Construction management: Pillet SA
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Autobritt Area
Mixed-use buildings
Location: PAV, Geneva (GE)

Current status: project



Developer: Autobritt SA

Architect: Bunq architectes

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Route de Frontenex 27
Mixed-use building
Location: Geneva (GE)

Current status: building permit granted



Architect: MVT architectes

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Rue des Bossons 37-39
Mixed-use building
Location: Onex (GE)

Current status: study



Architect: MVT architectes

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Pavillon de la danse
Cultural facility
Location: Geneva (GE)

Current status: building permit granted



Developer: Ville de Genève

Architect: ON Architecture

Website: Pavillon de la danse

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Centre Balexert
Shopping centre
Location: Vernier (GE)

Current status: building permit request (refurbishment of the shopping galleries)



Developer: Centre Balexert SA

Architects: Ramseier & Associates Ltd., S+M architectes

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CEVA Eaux-Vives
Mixed-use building
Location: Geneva (GE)

Current status: building permit request


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Developers: Ville de Genève, FVGLS, Fédération des Eaux-Vives

Architect: Brauen Wälchli architectes

Civil engineer: Thomas Jundt ingénieurs civils

Construction management: Tekhne SA

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