As part of the competition for new water features in the Doret garden in Vevey, the attitude of conservation and amplification that we are adopting towards the existing water basin is being extended to the banks of Lake Geneva. Delta, beach and reed bed are the result of a process of going back in time, offering the city a new richness in its relationship with the lake.
Distinction Romande d’Architecture 5
Award for the Maisons Duc project
GayMenzel and the municipality of Saint-Maurice have been awarded a Distinction Romande d'Architecture for the Maisons Duc project in Saint-Maurice. The DRA (Distinction Romande d'Architecture) is an architecture prize awarded only every 4 years for the best projects in French-speaking Switzerland, focusing on the links between the projects and their social and environmental context. Out of more than 300 submissions, 17 were nominated, with 6 winning awards from the jury. GayMenzel would like to thank the multidisciplinary and international jury for this distinction.
Photography by Samuel Zeller
Inauguration of the Grand Hotel du Cervin
After 7 years of reflection, planning and construction work, the Grand Hotel du Cervin is officially opened. GayMenzel transformed and renovated the building of 1893, which is now landmarked. Genoud Architects built the Cervin Baths under the esplanade for the Commune of St-Luc. Book your double or six-person room in the new Val d'Anniviers Youth Hostel here.
Opening of Xstream Park
The leisure hall opens in the commercial zone of Collombey-Muraz in the Valais. More images soon
Progress on the job site
Garderie du Servan, Lausanne
GayMenzel lauréat du mandat d’études parallèles
Nous sommes enchantés de pouvoir réaliser la transformation de cette crèche occupant un bâtiment des années 1950.
Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain à Genève
Mandats d’étude parallèles à deux degrés sur présélection
En février de cette année nous étions ravis d’avoir été sélectionnés parmi des candidats internationaux et de pouvoir réfléchir sur la rénovation, la réorganisation et la mise aux normes du bâtiment d’art contemporain (BAC) de Genève. Notre proposition, développée en collaboration avec AFF Architekten (Berlin/Lausanne) et l’artiste Karsten Födinger, n’a pas été retenue à l’issue de la phase une, ainsi que celles des bureaux 6a Architects et Caruso St-John. La phase 2 se jouait entre les trois bureaux Kosmos / Architecten Inge Vinck Jan de Vylder, Made In et Kuehn Malvezzi. Ce dernier est le lauréat.
Passerelle du Rosel
Installation of the footbridge conceived of in UHPC with a span of fifty metres.
Lecture for Casabella
An online lecture organised by the architecture magazine Casabella. Thank you to Francesca Chiorino and Roberto Bosi for their invitation. Watch the video of the lecture here.
Lecture at the FHNW
Catherine Gay presents the Grand Hotel du Cervin project at the University of Applied Sciences Muttenz in a video conference.
Studio Gay Menzel, degré Master MA2, EPFL
The villages of Salvan, Ravoire and Chemin Dessus and their relationship to the city of Martigny form the backdrop of the summer semester. Contextual imaginary, proximity to the forest and timber construction will be central themes.
Götz Menzel's current studio at the HEIA Fribourg starts as part of the Joint Master of Architecture
The object of our investigation will be the territory of the eastern shoreline of Lake Geneva and its immediate hinterland. Formerly a large swampland and home to the Rhone Delta, the territory is now constituted of multiple conditions juxtaposed in an apparently haphazard way: historic townships and shopping centers, the estuaries of rivers and canals and a highway, single familyhousing and industrial zones, agricultural production and the extraction of resources in the formof quarries and gas, amusement parks and a natural reserve.
As any landscape, the site is dynamic, changing, partly mutilated, partly protected, presenting different habitats for humans, animals and plants. As a constant, the lingering presence of the high water table in this former swamp land is ubiquitous. The studio’s title “Delta Blues” testifies of the speculative attitude we have towards the site of our investigation. By referring to the geographic location of the Mississippi Delta it opens a first contextual imaginary stemming both from a foreign territory and the local site itself. The title is a promise and an anticipation of projects that shall reinforce or confer a new sense derived from landscape.
Round table at the SAM
Accompanying its exhibition on the work of Paris-based Japanese architect Tsuyoshi Tane, the Schweizerisches Architektur Museum, SAM, is organising a discussion on the notion of context. With Tsuyoshi Tane, Emmanuel Christ and Catherine Gay. Moderated by Andreas Ruby. Watch the video of the event here.
The job site for a leisure hall starts in the commercial strip of Collombey
The magazine publishes the work of GayMenzel in their issue 916 dedicated to contemporary Swiss architecture, as well as that of Bakker & Blanc, Boltshauser Architekten, Caruso St-John with Bosshard Vaquer, Graber Pulver with Masswerk Architekten, Käferstein & Meister, LVPH, Mathis + Kamplade and Ted’A with Rapin Saiz