New park and plaza
Fondation pour la cite de la musique de Geneve
David Chipperfield Architects
Burckhard & Partners
Irene Djao-Rakitine, Hortense Blanchard, Marzia Vanzati
The city of music of Geneva is located at the limit between the urban residential and university district and the garden of nations, large international institutions park.
This new program is an opportunity to open the garden of nations to the city through a new public park, the “Vallon des Feuillantines”.
The park includes new access from the adjacent district and creates new transversal connections. The Avenue de la Paix is redesigned as a generous parkway distributing the different areas of the garden of nations with new dedicated cycle and pedestrian paths.
The park is dedicated to the visitors and students of the city of music and includes an amphitheatre embedded in the existing topography of the site. It is also a new park for the inhabitants of the surrounding neighbourhoods with new undulating and accessible pathways.
The garden of the restaurant benefits from the western exposure to develop a generous terrace opened on the park.