March 19, 2007

Vacheron Constatin HQ by Tschumi

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Just recently I went to Geneva and visited en route Vacheron Constatin, a luxury watch manufacturer. Pictured you see their new headquarter that was finished 2004, after Bernard Tschumi won the competition 2001.
It's basically a single-surface metal (probably steel) envelope that wraps around the head-offices and the production parts in one single gesture.
What is interesting, the parking of either side is connected below the thinner production part of the building, which bridges it actually. I wasn't able to see whether delivery docks are situated below (tucked away notably) since the security got a little nervous about me taking pictures of the building.
However, check out some further exterior shots in my new Geneva set.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:10 AM

    hi guys.....
    i like it..I am not a architectural expert...instead I admire the Renaisance....and UR watches....
    BUT ....according to my girlfriend:the "masterpice" looks like a moving railroad car.....

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  3. Anonymous4:55 AM

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  4. indeed this building looks square and boring the architect of this this is a complete dumb ass without imagination.

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