This facility, which consists of two aviaries, offers Geneva a new magical place. The structure, which combines steel supports and a concrete plate that protrudes far into space to connect a filigree installation, is not designed to be spectacular; instead it makes precise reference to natural phenomena. The steel construction reflects the physiognomy of trees and is surrounded by a very fine Webnet construction.
Architect: group8 sàrl, Geneva
Net statics: Pfeifer Ingenieure, Konstanz
Webnet, Ø 1 mm, mesh 20 mm, 802 square metres
Primary ropes Ø 12 mm
SZS Stahlbau-Zentrum Schweiz, Prix Acier 2009, Recognition