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DISCOVER 
CONTEMPORARY
ARCHITECTURE
AROUND THE
GENEVA LAKE

Geneva Lake Architectural Tour organizes excursions for groups of architects or to any people interested by this great subject.

While Switzerland boosts a number of worth visiting small and tradditional villages it also has a quite a few striking and impressive architectural buildings. A number of people have influenced the Swiss architecture namely Le Corbusier, Aldo Rossi and later Mario Botta, Jean et Bernard Tschumi, Jean Nouvel, Inès Lamunière. This tour will focus on the Geneva Lake area with the possibility of extending your stay in other area like Tessin. 

Our team of architects offers the possibility to develop customized tours, sometimes with exclusive interior building-visits, sometimes with meetings with famous architects.

All our programs are individually composed, so we can integrate your special requirements such as buildings and length of the tour into your program-proposal.

Completing our programs we also provide additional prestations like wine producer visit including meal, mountain excursion as to the Mario Botta restaurant at Glacier 3000 in the Alps or to combine the visit of contemporary buildings with new or under construction train stations, Geneva airport, bridges...

All our tours are customized on the clients requirements.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS AROUND GENEVA LAKE

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PONT
HANS WILSDORF

Geneva

Architectural office Brodbeck-Roulet SA

Financed by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, owner of Rolex, this bridge made up of 1,400 tonnes of steel resting on concrete piers is made up of an elliptical structure measuring 85 meters and 8.5 meters high. It was built to withstand the currents of an exceptional flood of the Arve.

CEVA
Liaison ferroviaire

Geneva

Architect Jean Nouvel (Ateliers Jean Nouvel) in collaboration with Eric Maria (EMA Eric Maria Architectes Associés SA)

Acronym of Cornavin-Eaux-Vives-Annemasse, CEVA is a rail link project comprising the creation of a new 16km section between Cornavin station and Annemasse to connect the Swiss and French rail network.

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Project : LES HAUTS DU CHATEAU

Geneva/Bellevue complex, architect Favre + Guth, 
Lombard Odier building, architect Herzog et de Meuron

In Bellevue, this is a complex currently under construction (end of the work planned for 2023), where, around a magnificent park, two buildings will cohabit, accommodating 300 dwellings one and a building which will house the future headquarters of the Lombard Odier bank (2,600 workstations) for the other. 

PAUL & HENRI
CARNAL HALL

Rolle

Architect Bernard Tschumi and execution by Fehlmann Architects

Created by Fehlmann Architects, this 900-seat hall can host concerts as well as a wide range of cultural events thanks to its 183 m2 stage. A 227 m2 Blackbox can accommodate more intimate programs thanks to complete flexibility in the adaptation of the room.

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EPFL - ROLEX LEARNING CENTER

Lausanne

SANAA Ltd Japan (Kazuyo Sejima et Ryue Nishizawa) in collaboration with

Architram architecture et urbanisme SA

On a continuous surface of 20,000 m2, the building is extremely innovative, with gentle slopes and terraces undulating around interior “patios”. Not to mention the almost invisible pillars that support the curved roof, a structure that required new construction methods.

INSPIRATION

To inspire you, we offer you a five days guided trip between Geneva and Lausanne in the presence of architects,
to which you can add various extensions if you wish.

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Arrival in Geneva

According of time of arrival, we can organise a visit of new wings of the Geneva Airport.

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Morning walking tour in the United Nation district with iconic buildings such as Maison de la Paix, Passerelle de la Paix, Maison des étudiants Edgar et Danièle de Picciotto, Japan Tobacco International headquaters (JTI), World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and...
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Day 3

LE BRASSUS - ROLLE

Departure for a 58 km drive through Jura Mountain to Le Brassus (28 km) where the  famouswatch manufaturer Audemars Piguet has recently open a museum (2020) and a hotel (2022), both designed by BIG, the agency of Danish Bjarke Ingels...
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Day 4

LAUSANNE

In the morning, visit to the Olympic Museum designed by Mather & Co director Dan Proctor and continuation to discover Platform 10, which brings together three art museums and is considered the new cultural center of Lausanne...

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Day 5

LAUSANNE AND CORSEAUX (VEVEY)

In the afternoon, drive along the lake to Corseaux (19 km) to visit the villa ‘Le Lac’ by renowned architect Le Corbusier. 

After a nice lunch amonst the vignards of Lavaux (Unesco world heritage), drive back to Geneva.

Do not hesitate to contact us for the organization of your "tailor-made" trip.

 
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