Eco-districts and innovative housing
Geneva has been actively involved in the development and promotion of eco-friendly neighborhoods, known as eco-districts. These areas are designed with a holistic approach, incorporating principles of sustainable development across various aspects of urban living.
This tour will showcase sustainable and eco-friendly construction practices, highlight an organization involved in reusing construction materials, and present initiatives aimed at transforming buildings into more environmentally friendly structures.
> Meeting point: Pont de la Coulouvreniere
Atelier archiplein. 2019
This is a residential building made of massive stone for the Nicolas Bogueret Foundation. For its construction, natural materials such as stone and wood were utilized. This choice reflects a commitment to sustainability and an environmentally friendly approach to building.
> Les Vergers eco-district (Meyrin)
The eco-district Les Vergers comprises 1,350 housing units distributed across 30 buildings. Built on approximately 16 hectares of land, it accommodates around 3,000 residents and 10,000 square meters of commercial space. This exemplary neighborhood is based on the three pillars of sustainable development: social solidarity, environmental responsibility, and economic efficiency.
> La Jonction eco-district
Dreier Frenzel and BTB. 2020
The creation of a community living framework revolves around several green roofs that host distinct activities. The planning of this Minergie P Eco-certified building is carried out through a participatory approach. The development of apartments of varying sizes (2 to 25 rooms) caters to the diversity of needs.
> Souberyn cooperative building
The project consists of 38 HBM category housing units (from 3 to 6 rooms) and commercial spaces on the ground floor. The building also includes a communal room, a shared laundry facility, guest rooms, independently rentable rooms, as well as a rooftop terrace accessible to all residents.
> Materiuum association
Its mission is to preserve natural resources by promoting the reuse of materials and developing the reuse sector in Switzerland.
Duration: To be defined
Transport: Public transport and walking
Services: Experienced local architect as guide, coffee break reservation
Languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Group size:max. 25 pax
Price: To be defined
Not included: Consumption at café and transport costs