Vue parc
Vue parc

Un parc pour Jean Dutoit

This park will connect Rue des Charmilles to Avenue des Tilleuls and, on a larger scale, it will find its place in a continuum of green spaces between Parc Geisendorf and the banks of the Rhone. Viewing the project as three buildings set within a unified park will blend the whole together and dilute the notion of front and back, creating harmony among all parts.

The park needs to be a public space accessible to everyone, while also serving as a place of life and privacy for its inhabitants. The project seeks to address this ambiguous situation, which has led to the park being largely unused by its rightful users today. The appropriation of the park by the inhabitants represents a too-rare opportunity in an urban environment to have access to the land, for instance, through the provision of garden plots. The shared gardens make possible and facilitate structure and social bonding within this housing complex. They are both a place to cultivate and a space for meeting.

On one hand, the park is crossed by a large diagonal path that connects everything. On the other hand, several paths allow for smooth circulation throughout. At its center, a beautiful playground is situated, inviting everyone to gather and meet.


In progress


Foundation HBM Jean Dutoit


SIA 142 1st prize


Giorgis Rodriguez Architectes

Services provided

SIA 31 à 53


Geneva (CH)



the project's assets

Soft Mobility and Landscape Integration: The project promotes soft and decarbonized mobility by closing Rue Charles-Giron to motorized transit and landscaping Rue Miléant. With parking moved to the periphery and providing 440 bicycle spaces harmoniously integrated into the landscape, the project encourages walking and biking, thus contributing to the reduction of the carbon footprint and the improvement of public health.

Sustainable Water Management and Biodiversity Enhancement: The project excels in innovative stormwater management using swales to collect, infiltrate, and valorize water on-site, thereby reducing flood risks and promoting biodiversity. The addition of 33 new trees brings their total to 80, increasing the canopy by more than 23% in 30 years. This approach enhances cool islands, improves tree survival, and enriches biodiversity through differentiated management of green spaces, including flowering meadows and wildlife habitats.

Creation of Community Spaces and Strengthening Social Bonds: The project transforms the park into a vibrant and accessible public space, offering meeting places and privacy for residents. Shared gardens encourage residents to take ownership of the space and facilitate social interactions, while paths and the central playground promote community cohesion. The landscape design plans for more intimate areas for residents, using vegetation strategically as a visual filter, while preserving the unity of the park.