006 Les deux plateaux
Genève (Switzerland), 2020
In collaboration with Ugo Ribeiro (structural engineer)
With the help of Milja Tuomivaara, Nine Benyayer, Shizuka Saito and Rahel Oberhummer
Our project for the roof extension of the HEAD School of Design is, above all, about designing a functional space: a production space dedicated to learning and experimentation. Our approach follows a desire for the project to be part of the industrial continuity of the Charmilles district. What is an art and design school if not a production space? The extension was imagined as a new industrial typology: a large production hall with its living spaces and logistics spaces. This continuity manifests itself aesthetically and functionally, and also in its structural approach. A single horizontal volume aligned with the facade is added to define a new but familiar horizon line reminiscing that of the existing volume.