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This seven-floor building is located in the heart of Geneva, on the edge of the Place de la Fusterie, one of the city's busiest traffic areas.

The renovation of the building was required after a technical audit highlighted the need for modernisation. The project therefore involved the renovation of the building front and the replacement of obsolete technical systems (heating, ventilation, chillers) that no longer conformed to current standards. Consequently, the building's primary energy consumption has been reduced by a factor of three and its greenhouse gas emissions by a factor of two.

The Barbour Foundation 


The design and supervision of the heating, cooling, ventilation and MCR control systems.


Within the context of this new building project, we developed, in collaboration with our client, various technical concepts to meet the environmental requirements associated with the construction of the building. These included, in particular:

  • The use of a GENILAC network to provide refrigeration with limited energy impact for the cooling of administrative areas, using radiating panels and fan coil units, as well as for the air-conditioning of IT rooms equipped with air-conditioning cabinets.
  • The use of the GENILAC-heating network for ambient heating by way of different types of distributors.
  • Ventilation provided by double-flow monoblocs with heat recovery for the offices and auditorium, and single-flow monoblocs equipped with hydraulic heat recovery for the exhaust air.
  • A supervision system which enables monitoring and adjustment of the heating, cooling and ventilation systems in real time according to need.

Our other projects

World Trade Center I

Plateau de Frontenex 7

Médecins Sans Frontières Headquarters

The University Medical Center

The St Georges Center

The Barbour Fondation

Les plages de Dardagny

EMS Val Fleuri Auditorium

EMS Val fleuri