The product of a European competition for young architects and the Ciguë’s first building, Montbrillant was constructed in 1998 through a right of use contract with the landowner, the City of Geneva. Lying at the heart of l’Îlot 13, a vibrant working class neighbourhood near the train station, this wooden building has two wings connected by a walkway on the 1st floor. Montbrillant won the Interasser prize in 1999.


Rue de Montbrillant 18

Completed in 1998
Architects : Bonhôte and Calame (atelier 89)
Procedure: Competition
Right of use contract on land owned by the City of Geneva
8 apartments
32 rooms
1 common room available to residents of the neighbourhood
8 workshops for artisans and associations
Interrassar prizewinner