14. “Du-Bois-Melly” Building by Bugna

The project proposes, despite its intentionally contempory language, to complete the circle of this 19th Century block with a building that respects the different alignments and volumes of its neighbors.

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Project name: “Du-Bois-Melly” Building by Bugna

Location: Geneva

Tipology: Collective housing

Area: 3,450 m2

Construction data: 2008 – 2009

Photos by: Didier Jordan

The facades are built with pre-cast concrete elements that reflect the mineral character of the adjacent historical buildings. The originality is that these facades offer a warm rust-stipled effect that was achieved by sprinkling an orange oxide on the surfaces of the anthracite pre- cast concrete elements.