Résidence du Parc de Grange-Canal

The buildings of the Résidence du Parc de Grange-Canal (Houses 40, 42, and 38) are conceived as seven- to nine-story high-rises. They contain eighty condominiums with regulated sales prices as well as fifty state-subsidized rental apartments in House 38, which conform to a simpler standard (with fit-out undertaken by Cerutti Architectes ). These are supplemented in House 40 by small furnished units. In these buildings, like those in the first phase of the project, every apartment has a roofed balcony with a winter garden, while each penthouse has a roof terrace. The yellow-pigmented concrete shell is not designed as a double construction here, but is instead made up of thermally insulated sandwich elements. Rhythm is lent to the façades by black-painted wood-aluminum windows with integrated parapets.

Location Geneve, Switzerland

Programme House 40 and 42: two residential buildings (7–9 stories), 79 individually owned apartments, with 16 studios / 1-room apartments, penthouses with private roof terraces House 38 (Cerutti architectes) : 50 social housing

Competition 2004, 1st Prize

Planning/Construction 2007–2012

Client Frontimmo SA, Chêne-Bougeries

Gross Floor Area 22’431 m2 (House 40 and 42)

Team G/G Planning/Construction House 40, 42:
Markus Seiler (Team Manager from 2008), Gilles Dafflon (Team Manager until 2008), Martin Schwarz (Project Manager from 2011), Vanessa Tardy-Klikar (Project Manager 2008–2011), Eric Sommerlatte, Christine Jahn, Karla Pilz
Planning application Houses 38, 40, 42:
Gilles Dafflon, Andréanne Pochon, Karin Winklmann, Pieter Rabijns, Sebastian Beck, Marc Faber
Gilles Dafflon, Katja Fröhlich

Contact architects Detail Planning/Construction Building 38: Cerutti architectes, Vésenaz

Construction Management House 40, 42: Cerci SARL
and AML Immo Conseils SA, Plan les Ouates, Geneva

Landscape Architecture Preliminary Project: Schweingruber Zulauf, Zurich
Execution: Jacquet SA, Geneva

Structural Engineer ESM & Fiechter Ingenieries SA, Geneva

Electrical Engineer DSSA Dumont Schneider SA, Plan-les-Ouates

Building Services Engineer Enerlink, Geneva

Building Physics Engineer AAB - J. Stryjenski & H. Monti SA, Geneva

Fire Safety Protectas SA, Département Conseil & Ingénierie, Grand-Saconnex

Interior Design Condominiums: Yvan Prokesch, Gigon / Guyer

Photos © Thies Wachter