“Our building will provide a working environment that is stimulating, welcoming and geared to diversity, a place that encourages interaction and also looks to the future.”
The new building will play a pivotal role in the future Pictet de Rochemont Campus. Apart from symbolising both our long-term vision and a strong attachment to Geneva, where we have had our roots since 1805, the building will foster collaboration and innovation. Equipped with the most advanced technology, it will also serve as a blueprint for environmental integration in an urban environment.
Building the future of Geneva
The Campus Pictet de Rochemont aims to become one of the most emblematic building complex of the Praille Acacias Vernets (PAV) project. Located at the heart of Geneva, the PAV is a dynamic area combining industrial, commercial and residential complexes. Its central location and easy accessibility have made it a unique opportunity in terms of urban and economic development for the region.
The PAV project aims to transform Geneva’s largest and oldest industrial and artisanal zone into a mixed-use urban district where people will want to live and work. The inauguration of the Campus Pictet de Rochemont in 2025 will mark a big step in the development of the neighbourhood.
Designed for “well-being”
With 23 floors, a panoramic view from the staff restaurant terrace and the omnipresence of nature: the notion of “well-being” (“Feng Shui”) will be at the heart of what the building stands for. It will provide its users with a stimulating and human working environment that fosters open mindedness, transparency and cooperation.
The Campus Pictet de Rochemont will be an environmental reference in its construction concept, energy consumption and accessibility, with a strong emphasis on car-free living. At his heart, green spaces will be created, with a public park and a tree-lined perimeter, as well as the daylighting of the Drize river. Approximately 10,300m2 of the campus will be used for the construction of around 100 high-quality apartments.
How the winning project was chosen
The winning project was selected under strict competition rules demanded by the Swiss standard SIA 142, in which the most important aspect is anonymity. Each project presented had to conform to the same criteria: a 1/500 scale white model and 7 plates showing the exterior and interior of the future building.
A jury of 11 members made up of two Pictet representatives, Renaud de Planta and Rémy Best, renowned architects, urban planners and representatives of the Canton of Geneva and the district of Carouge. Under the guidance of the President of the jury, behind closed doors, their task was to choose between the projects submitted by the 14 Swiss architects who had been asked to enter the competition.
54,000 Office surface in square metres
90m Highest point of the campus
2500 Total number of work spaces