Size/ 24,000 m²
Competition/ 2017, international competition
Client/ The Graduate Institute of International Development Studies in Geneva
Collaborating Architect/ ITTEN+BRECHBÜHL International SA
Visuals/ Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Our aim was to create a 24,000 m² housing community, that will offer international students and users the best possible framework for their work and living. We wanted the architecture to offer a relaxed and pleasant environment where openness, dialogue and knowledge sharing characterize the atmosphere. The simple gesture of embracing the inner garden to create a community has been the guideline for all other design decision in regards to placing the functions, the architectural expression and choice of materials.