As an extension of the Geneva teaching hospitals, in the heart of the city, the Gustave Julliard hospital is a compact building, 45 metres high, 35 metres deep and 70 metres long. It is composed of a four-storey glass base, with the top floor in turn acting as a base for the seven upper floors, which accommodate in-patients. On the ground floor, the main entrance and impressive reception atrium provide access to the upper floors.
The architecture of the building clearly expresses the different elements that compose it. An open construction, sober and rich in detail, that manages, behind its urban facade, to humanise its spaces and optimise working conditions for its staff. Deep loggias surround two floors, large windows with low sills run from wall to wall, and everywhere natural light is the essential quality. In front of the main facade stretches a huge public esplanade, and a road redeveloped as an urban throughfare crosses through the hospital complex.
Second bed building, extension of the hospital and redevelopment of public space, 6 operating theaters, 420 beds, 12 intensive care rooms, 40 continuing care beds
République et canton de Genève, Département des Finances (DF)
Brunet Saunier Architecture, Odile Seyler et Jacques Lucan, Gerold Zimmerli