This project is the result of an architectural competition organized by a communal foundation. These two ecologically high-performing buildings are part of the new district of Cressy, on the outskirts of Geneva, which has developed substantially from a restrictive urbanization policy.
Project name: Sustainable social housing in Cressy. D. Liengme Architectes and Baillif-Loponte & Associés SA
Location: Cressy, Bernex, Genève
Tipology: Collective housing
Area: 4,860 m2
Construction data: 2012
Photos by: Johannes Marburg Photography
Both buildings, allowing space for 24 apartments, are connected by a partially underground parking lot, thereby benefiting from natural lighting.
The apartment typology was strongly influenced by the orientation of the buildings. The rooms are on the east side, while the living spaces and kitchen have large west- facing balconies. In the middle, spacious, light-filled entrance halls give way to the living areas, which create a sense of space.