Confédération Centre, Geneva
The shopping gallery will be functional and harmonious
The Confédération Centre in Geneva's town centre, first opened in 1985, is beginning to show its age. Visitor numbers have fallen markedly. The shopping gallery was in urgent need of renovation.
On entering the gallery, visitors can now take in most areas and see the access to them at a glance. Lifts, escalators and stairs complement each other, ensuring that all floors are effortlessly connected.
The shop fronts are in full view as the supporting columns are designed to be as slim as possible. As a result, the gallery has an open appearance with its eleven metre width. The design is characterised by soft, round forms. The moulded plywood used on the undersides of all the galleries and connecting bridges gives a futuristically modern impression.
|Contact person||Robin Kirschke|
|Client||Credit Suisse Anlagestiftung|
|Architects||Consortium Ramseier & Associates Ltd. und Itten+Brechbühl AG|
|Study assignment||1st prize 2013|
|Start of construction||2019|
|Start of operation||2020|
|Floor area||15 582 m2|
|Construction volume||51 421 m3|
|Visualisations||Copyright by Ramseier & Associates Ltd., Zürich|