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sub: og-page_tit: Musée d'ethnographie MEG og-page_des: The Ethnographic Museum has been given a new urban garden on top of the underground exhibition hall. Benches and lawn areas invite strolling and relaxing beneath a loosely planted grove of flowering trees. og-page_kwd: Landscape Architecture, Topic, og-page_url: [open] og-page_img: [open]
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Musée d'ethnographie MEG, Genf

The esplanade of the Ethnographic Museum in Geneva extends as a public urban square between the entrance building of the new museum complex and the school building that abuts to the east. The desire to foster everyday life in the district in direct proximity to the museum led to our guiding principle of a “garden carpet.” With its special ornamentation, the carpet calls to mind an idealized miniature landscape. Special fragrances, sounds, and colors underscore the sensuality of the public square, which is both a meeting place and a place to spend time and take refuge in the center of the city.

Ville de Genève
Project Data
Planning 2010-2014
Realisation 2013-2014
Area 2`500 m²
Project Team
Graber Pulver Architekten AG, Zürich
Weber + Brönnimann AG, Bern
ACAU, Carouge-Genève
International Architecture Award 2016 (2016), Award

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