Avanchet-Parc: “une cité de conception nouvelle et originale” (1969-77)
By Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, Gollion, Infolio, 2021
Docomomo International is pleased to share the publication Avanchet-Parc: “une cité de conception nouvelle et originale” (1969-77) published by Franz Graf, Docomomo Switzerland’s chair, and Giulia Marino, Docomomo Switzerland’s vice prsident.
Avanchet-Parc is an extraordinary city, built in Geneva: 7,000 inhabitants – 2,033 apartments – with a very great social mix. It is also the result of real collaboration between unions, employers’ associations and a private developer.
When it opened in 1977, Avanchet-Parc was hailed as “the most important operation in the extension of the urban agglomeration”. Everything was in place to break the “monotony” specific to large complexes: star layout with fleeting perspectives, envelopes enriched by volumetric games of the most beautiful effect, spectacular coloring, splendid exterior fittings.