The esplanade

Making complexity easy. Competition entry for a new neighborhood in Geneva.

180 apartments for five different developers, 460 parking spots, a commercial center, a swimming pool, a climbing wall and a swimming pool. The program of this competition for four new buildings along one of Geneva’s new regional train stations was quite challenging.

DGA’s proposal was to include these functions in very sober volumes which all work the same way: A base serves the public uses, the housing program is accommodated in seven similar blocks elevated above this base. Double facades allow a regular rhythm for the openings despite the diverse uses.


This project was designed with our sister office De Giovannini SA.