Residential development Carantec

The proposed design affirms the site as a new centrality for the municipality of Grand-Saconnex. At the intersection of two main axes, the square will be a new focal point for Grand-Saconnex. This centrality is confirmed by the tram line and stop and becomes an important transitional space for the residents and visitors of the neighbourhood.

The square consists, from the town hall to the tram stop, of a sequence of places and atmospheres that form a series of public spaces. In this simple and shared space, numerous uses and appropriations can be made.

In stark contrast to the regular, mineral and flat square, the park inserts itself between the buildings on a sloping terrain. Accessible from Place de Carantec and Chemin Auguste-Vilbert, the park offers a promenade that crosses the entire perimeter of the project. To the delight of walkers, part of the park is planted with a flower meadow, rich in native species and ensuring the biodiversity of the site. Some areas can be provided with grass to encourage outdoor play.

  • Ville de Grand Saconnex
Project Data
  • Development of the neighbourhood plan 2017-2019
  • Project planning from 2021
  • Area 25'000 m2
Project Team
  • Groupe8

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