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Student Housing in Geneva // Frei Rezakhanlou architectes

Geneva, Switzerland

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The new building defines a central courtyard for the campus. Underground, leisure, and sport facilities are built around three sunken patios. This space is directly connected to all the existing buildings, making it a place of gathering, encouraging social exchange in the campus.The typology of the new building is quite specific to student housing, encouraging community spirit without sacrificing privacy.

© Pierre Boss

© Pierre Boss

© Frei Rezakhanlou architectes

© Frei Rezakhanlou architectes

The 75 studios and apartments housing 300 students are organized around a central atrium containing the vertical distribution and covered by a mobile glass roof regulating the interior climate and reducing energy consumption. The student room is the structural unit of the building. This cell also determines the visual identity of the façades.There is also a kindergarten for 60 kids on the ground floor, with a separate entrance from the courtyard.A modular structure together with prefabricated concrete elements (floor slabs, façades, bathrooms) allows an affordable, rational construction..

© Frei Rezakhanlou architectes

© Frei Rezakhanlou architectes

© Frei Rezakhanlou architectes

© Frei Rezakhanlou architectes

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