Place de la Métropole - Geneva
Architectural competition aiming to renovatea block of flats with upper story additions. The building is listed as part of Geneva’s harbor heritage making any transformation more complex because the original character of the buildings must be respected.
The first intervention looks to upgrade the ground floor commercial spaces linked to Métropole square, Port square and Rhône street and to rethink apartment typologies in order to optimize the spaces for rent.A staircase study was performed in order to maximize daylighting in the building.
The second intervention involves the project for the upper levels whichentails the transformation of penthouse spaces and the creation of an additional story. The main challenge was not only to integrate this new volume while respecting the building’srestrictions but also establish harmony with the surrounding buildings, without altering the current facade and massing equilibrium.
Genevoise compagnie immobilière SA
represented by Zurich IMRE AG
26'300 cu m