Housing Lancy, Geneva

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Social Housing
Firm LocationGeneva, Switzerland
Lead ArchitectLaurent Lin, Alain Robbe, Rolf Seiler
Design TeamAlberto Fiore, Piergiorgio Loiacono, Amaëlle Vuagniaux

This project fills an empty plot in the historic town of Lancy with a distinctive contextual attitude. On the side facing the road, the built façade features a subtle fold providing harmony and connecting the two alignments of the neighbouring buildings. On the courtyard side, the project drew inspiration from the more chaotic, domestic development of the existing fabric, developing a folded geometry of non-uniform terraces that make the most of regulatory possibilities. In terms of both plan and cross-section, the apartment types were developed based on the deformed geometry of past plots.