Aviaries in Bois-de-la-Bâtie

Genève, Switzerland
Photo © David Gagnebin-de Bons @dgbp.ch
Photo © David Gagnebin-de Bons @dgbp.ch
Photo © INGENI
Photo © David Gagnebin-de Bons @dgbp.ch
Visualization © INGENI
Picture © GROUP8
Engineers
INGENI
Location
Genève, Switzerland
Year
2008
Cost
100K - 1M
Stories
1-5 Stories
Architects
Group8

The tree structures of the 2 new aviaries of Bois-de-la-Bâtie reveal both structural effectiveness and poetry in dialogue with the surrounding landscape. According to the structural principles developed by Antonio Gaudi and Otto Frei, each of the sixteen pillars is unique, creating a precise and fragile static balance, cut and assembled in a workshop using numerical control machines.

Runner-up "DRA 2/2010"
Runner-up SZS Steel Award "Prix Acier 2009"

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