Meyrin-Caillat in Bâtir magazine

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Cohesion and a spirit of clarity characterize this mixed programme of dwellings and offices. Its urban front and verdant back areas ensure its integration between industries and villas.

Meyrin-Caillat or the coherent diversity. Facing the Richemont watchmaking campus, flanked by villas at the back, this groomed development is immediately recognizable by its Klinker brick envelope and sharp edges, at the corner of the route de Nant-d’Avril and Emma-Kammacher Street which lead to the village of Meyrin (GE).
Established meaningfully as a continuation of a vast green site to be built in the heart of the Zimeysaver industrial zone, the buildings play skillfully with the topographical difficulties. The 7,792 m2 triangular plot, which has been exploited to the maximum, marks a slope descending towards the street. The three semi-detached apartment buildings are spread out from west to east, as are the gardens between the buildings, which appear in successive terraces.
Taking advantage of a less elevated drop on the roadside, the business premises form a horizontal front that protects the dwellings from traffic noise.