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20. Social housing in Carouge by Frundgallina Architectes FAS SIA

November 13th 2014 _CONNECTION ARCHIVE

La Fontenette, in Carouge, hosted since the 1950s ten buildings with 120 apartments. Despite obvious signs of decay, this complex still has interesting features, thanks to the many green areas and to the presence of beautiful trees.

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Project name: Social housing in Carouge. Frundgallina Architectes FAS SIA

Location: Route de Veyrier 46-58, 1227 Carouge

Tipology: Collective housing

Area: 34,400 m2

Construction data: 2008-2018

Photos by: Milo Keller

The project reinterprets the former construction’s planning principles, which can be described as living in a park. Seven new compact buildings are freely disposed in-between the existing trees, which are preserved. They define quality outdoor spaces, providing residents great visual relationships with both buildings and landscape.