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International Geneva

Geneva is a worldwide centre for diplomacy, hosting the highest number of international organizations in the world, including the headquarters of the United Nations and the Red Cross. The facilities built to host these organizations since the 1920s have profoundly transformed the urban landscape of Geneva, a development that has been consistently supported and facilitated by the local and national authorities. 


The Sécheron district  is an old industrial complex located next to the railway tracks. It was once the seat of the «Ateliers de Sécheron». Today, it is a park-like business district that transports us into the 21st century , where numerous prestigious buildings overlook the lake.

The Cité internationale du Grand Morillon is a new district of international Geneva that  brings together activity and housing programmes in a qualitative and integrated manner. It covers plots of land belonging to three different developers. 

 Meeting point at the Secheron district

Secheron foyer

MPH architects. 2011

Edgar  Picciotto Students house

Lacroix Chessex. 2012

Japan Tobacco International headquarters

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. 2015

Origami kindergarden

Group 8. 2015

Peace bridge

Alain Dupraz. 2014

Secheron RER station

3bm3 architects. 2004

Maison de la Paix

IPAS. 2014. Interior visit

Collective housing center Rigot

Acau architecture. 2019

United nations square

Broken chair. Daniel Berset. 2007

Red Cross musem and Humanitarium

Group 8. 2011. Interior visit

OIT headquarters

Beaudoin, Nervi, Carmenzind. 1974

Grand Morillon Students residence

Kengo Kuma. 2021. Interior visit

MSF headquarters

Sauerbruch Hutton. 2022. Interior visit

Fondation Terra et Casa apartments

Bonnard et Woeffray. 2022

  • Duration: 4 hours

  • 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: 850 CHF

  • Not included: Consumption at café and transport costs

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