29 July 2022
_CALCULATEUR.TRICE / ECONOMISTE DE LA CONSTRUCTION / TECHNICIEN DU BÂTIMENT
_DESSINATEUR.TRICE EN ARCHITECTURE / DESSINATEUR.TRICE EN BÂTIMENT
_DIRECTEUR.TRICE DE TRAVAUX
Between abstraction and enhancement [Espaces Contemporains]
02 May 2022
In Geneva, the renovation of the emblematic Conservatory of Music highlights the heritage value of the building while adapting it to the current era. A complex project that brings together the different themes of the transformation. With the aim of restoring a global coherence to the building, the project developed by the office GM Architectes Associés (GMAA) relies on the history of the building, is inspired by it to recover the original qualities and sometimes detaches itself from it. The transformation project aims to extend the building, renovate it for energy purposes and bring it up to standard (fire, security, access for people with reduced mobility). A technical, conceptual and historical challenge.
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Clair-Vivre Foundation makes a new start [Tribune de Genève]
23 May 2022
In 2011, the heating system broke down, the house was in bad shape and everything had to be redone. Called to help, some elected officials of Jussy, including former mayor Josef Meyer, join the association. "We could have sold," recalls Philippe Othenin-Girard, "but the place would have been lost to everyone, so we looked for another solution." Architectural competition What to do with the premises? The foundation first made sure that their purposes still corresponded to a need. An architectural competition was then launched, won by the firm GM Architectes Associés, and then it was necessary to find 3.5 million and carry it out.
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a dream of a house [Le Temps]
17 April 2021
Our renovation projet for the MRL on Le Temps:
"Metamorphosed, the House of Rousseau and Literature will reopen next Wednesday in Geneva. It promises to be a place for debate, creation and shared intelligence. It will also propose a journey through Rousseau's thinking"
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau comes back home [Tribune de Genève]
18 April 2021
Fully renovated, the House of Rousseau and Literature reopens after two years of work.
Inescapable spot of Geneva's cultural life, limited by its aging condition, the renovation of the MRL was awarded to GMAA after an architectural competition in 2010. Throughout its 700 m², the renovated MRL is proud-looking. «Before, it didn't have a real coherence, so we tried to restore the house's original typology. One of the project's strong ideas was to give this new MRL the soul of a real house», says Tiziano Borghini. The birthplace of Jean-Jacques Rousseau really looks as new.
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02 July 2020
January 2018, twenty architects from Geneva based architecture firm GMAA are stuck in Zermatt due to a blizzard in the pension recently acquired by engineer Gaston Krüger. Result? They imagine its renovation. From the dormitories to the penthouse, the hotel, whose first guests arrived this past ski season, offers an authentic accomodation that favored local firms and materials. The architects' tailored interior design was built by Valaisan cabinetmaker Nicolas Devantéry and completed by Swiss manufacturers Röthlisberger, Horgenglarus, Laufen, as well as neighbor Romand brands like Søren Henrichsen or Chic Cham Rugs. In the penthouses, iconic TOGO by Ligne Roset offers relaxation areas with a view of the Matterhorn, while common areas are adapted to teleworking, yoga or sharing bio snacks.
Geneva Music Conservatory renovation works from a filmmaker's perspective.
22 April 2019
As the renovation and extension of the Geneva Conservatory of Music advances, at GMAA we wanted to share our joy about this project that we love. So we asked director Anthony Jerjen to join us for a day of work on site so he could cast his own view about the architectural value and evolution of this building at the heart of Geneva.
This is the result: https://youtu.be/re4GkdNQ-CY
The renovation of Saint-Pierre Cathedral in Geneva on Swiss Radio Television
17 April 2019
Following the tragic fire that burned the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, Samuel Brückner, vice-president of Clef de Saint-Pierre Foundation, and Tiziano Borghini, partner at GMAA, welcome a Swiss Radio Television team to explain the historical and architectural value of Saint-Pierre Cathedral in Geneva and review the protection measures in place during and after the renovation works that GMAA is in charge of since 2005.
GMAA wins the 1st prize in the international architectural competition for the renovation of CICG
08 April 2019
Following an international architectural competition, at GMAA we are happy to announce that our projet "In Earth we trust" has won the 1st prize for the renovation of the Geneva International Conference Centre, which will begin at the end of 2020.
GMAA obtains the 3rd prize in the competition for the construction of 3 buildings for the General Hospice of Geneva
27 June 2018
The General Hospice of Geneva owns 3 apartment buildings on Maraîchers Street that need to be replaced. The institution launched an architectural competition asking teams of architects and engineers to work on a concept for the affordable housing of tomorrow. The project has to be an exemple in terms of sustainable development, from a social, environmental and financial point of view. GMAA's project has obtained the 3rd prize.[ + infos ]
Our project for the Carmignac Foundation featured on Le Monde
01 June 2018
"On Porquerolles Island, the Carmignacs treasure is revealed". Our project for the Carmignac Foundation in Hyères (FR) featured on Le Monde on June 1st 2018
The Carmignac Foundation, with its 300 art pieces, opens in Porquerolles Island [Le Figaro]
01 June 2018
Among the last born private company foundations, that of the iconoclastic businessman, on Porquerolles Island (Hyères, France). His eclectic collection of around 300 pieces (Basquiat, Cattelan, Hyber, Lichtenstein, Richter, Warhol...) can bes savored from now on in Provençal sanctuary inspired by the Japanese islands of Naoshima and Teshima. An immersive and eco-friendly experience. The Provençal farmhouse renovated by the architecture firm GMAA offers 2000 sqm of exhibitions and an astonishing water ceiling.[+ infos]
Sequoia House by GMAA on the Sontags Zeitung of March 11th
12 March 2018
"Near the nature, when the boundaries between the inside and the outside disappear". Our project "Sequoia House" features in the central pages of the Sontags Zeitung on March 11th 2018.
"Emergences" - GM Architectes Associés is awarded the 4th Prize at the Actaris architectural comptetion
19 January 2018
The jury for the Actaris architectural comptetition has awarded GM Architectes Associés (GMAA) the 4th prize for its project "Emergences". The comptetion demanded a project for 2 affordable housing buildings and a neighborhood center with a wooden structure and energy efficient (Minergie labeled)[ + infos ] [+ infos]
21 December 2017
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La «vieille dame» fait peau neuve [Tribune de Genève]
02 June 2017
It's official, between 2018 and 2020, the historic Music Conservatory of Geneva will undergo a deep transformation. GMAA, after winning the 1st prize at an international architecture competition, will be in charge of its renovation and transformation.
GMAA's Meditation Pavilion & Garden on Christies's International Real Estate Magazine.
03 July 2017
The award winning Meditation Pavilion & Garden by GM Architectes Associés features on this summer's issue of Christie's International Real Estate Magazine. Written by Elisabeth Choppin the article titled "At-Home Improvement" goes through a selection of works related to wellness and swimming pools, where our project has earned recognition from the editors. In 2016, the Meditation Pavilion & Garden won both the jury and popular prizes at the Architizer A+Awards.[+ infos]