Docomomo International is happy to announce that Docomomo Switzerland together with the Heritage and Sites Office of the State of Geneva (GE-Patrimoine) are organizing a walk through Cité Avanchet-Parc Saturday, 13th November 2021, at 15H00, on the occasion of the launching of the book Avanchet-Parc: “Cité de Conception Nouvelle et Originale”, published in March of this year, by Franz Graf and Giulia Marino.
Led by Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, authors of the book, the walk will an opportunity to discover the history and architecture of Avanchet-Parc. It counts as well with introductions by:
– Mr. Pierre Alain Girard, Director of the Heritage and Sites Office, DT, State of Geneva
– Mr. Mathias Buschbeck, Mayor of the City of Vernier
– Mr. Thierry Apothéloz, State Councilor, DCS, State of Geneva
Avanchet-Parc is an extraordinary city, built in Geneva: 7,000 inhabitants – 2,033 apartments – with a very great social mix. It is also the result of real collaboration between unions, employers’ associations and a private developer. When it opened in 1977, Avanchet-Parc was hailed as “the most important operation in the extension of the urban agglomeration”. Everything was in place to break the “monotony” specific to large complexes: star layout with fleeting perspectives, envelopes enriched by volumetric games of the most beautiful effect, spectacular coloring, splendid exterior fittings. An exemplary experience, also from a social point of view, the Avanchet-Parc city today deserves renewed recognition.
Meeting point is in the shelter of the Avanchet-Salève school, rue François-Durafour 17, Vernier.
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