Foyer Saint-Famille

Competition proposal for an orphanage, a daycare facility and an apartment block for the nuns of Saint-Famille in Renens, Switzerland. Fragmentation as a response to the nearby urban context and the desire to preserve the existing trees. Small-scale volumes, each affirming its particular character. Search for the optimal shape to minimize circulation spaces and meet various programmatic requirements, an experimental approach with the “form follows function” motto.

Location: Geneva
Date: 2020
Programme: Housing, educational
Design phases: Competition