Plaine de Plainpalais


Équipements publics, Culture et vie sociale, Ouvrages d'art, Espaces publics

Date de réalisation


Ingénieur civil

CKNR ingénieurs civils

Maître de l'ouvrage

Ville de Genève

Autre(s) intervenant(s)

Espace de jeux pour enfants: Carmen Perrin; Motorsänger. Skate-park: Bureau Constructo; Pillet SA ingénieurs civils; Valrhône TP. Entreprises: Consortium ISP (Induni et Cie SA, Scrasa, Perrin Frères SA)

Surface brute

78'000 m2




appel d'offre


CARLOS LOPEZ,Atelier Descombes Rampini

Interview de l'architecte Interview de l'architecte

Descriptif Descriptif

Plaine de Plainpalais is a key site for the urban image of the town of Geneva. Indeed, once a swampy plain, then a place for army exercises, in the seventeenth century it was transformed into a pleasant place for walks on an avenue planted with trees that are still there now. Today, thanks to the addition of red mineral soil and a concrete border, it has regained the form and spatial unity that it lost over time, its many uses having split it into several parts. However, its multi-functional nature had to be maintained in this landscaping since the plain was to be the venue for other activities: fairs, national and international circuses, a flea market, a green recreational area, skate board areas, a children’s play area, an area for walking dogs and exits from the underground car park occupying a large part of its underground area. Once it had regained its diamond shape, the management of the avenue of trees became a priority, since nearly three hundred new specimens had to be replanted to restore the historical three rows of trees. This enhancement of the plain was accompanied by the installation of a series of straight diagonal paths, some very simple urban furniture in raw concrete, appropriate public lighting and a few artistic additions.

Plans Plans

Photos Photos

Autres références Autres références

Plaine de Plainpalais

Carlos Lopez Architecte: Route de Malagnou 31
1208 Genève Atelier Descombes & Rampini SA Rue du Beulet 4
1203 Genève

Tél: Carlos Lopez +41 79 448 65 15 / ADR

Accessibilité TPG Accessibilité TPG

Arret "Plainpalais": Lignes 1 - 12 - 14 - 15 - 18 - 32 Arrêt "Cirque": Lignes 1 - 2 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 10 - 14 - 15 - 19 - 32

Credits Credits

Images 1 (vue aérienne) ©, Images 2 à 4 ©Carlos Lopez, ©ADR Image 5 ©Alain Grandchamp-Ville de Genève, Plans ©ADR