The City of Geneva, through its Contemporary Art Fund, is organizing a two-round competition to create one (or several) art intervention(s) in connection with the construction of a new area within the Eaux-Vives district, which will consist of housing units, collective amenities (a childcare center, a social and cultural space, sports facilities), as well as a shopping center, public plazas, a new theater (“Nouvelle Comédie”) and a new station. The site is part of the CEVA project (a railway line that crosses the city: Cornavin – Eaux-Vives – Annemasse).
A two-round process
The first round consists of a call for submissions that should enable the jury—made up of professionals from the fields of contemporary art and architecture—to select 8 to 10 artists, who will then be allowed to compete in the second round, in which they will propose a project according to precise specifications. The overall budget for this/these project(s) is 800,000 Swiss francs.
Member of the Jury first round:
Eric Hattan, artiste (CH)
Gaëtane Lamarche-Vadel, philosophe et critique d’art (F)
Elfriede Müller, directrice Office for art in public space, BBK, Berlin (D)
Marco Rampini, architecte – président de la commission FMAC
Isabelle Charollais, co-directrice, Direction du département des constructions et de l’aménagement (DCA)
Martine Koelliker, directrice adjointe, Direction et secrétariat du département de la culture et du sport (DCS)
Beatrice Manzoni, architecte – urbaniste espaces publics (Eaux-Vives CEVA)
Miltos Thomaïdes, fondation de la Ville de Genève pour le logement social (FVGLS)
Doris Waelchli, Ueli Brauen, architectes Lot BC (Eaux-Vives CEVA)
Michèle Freiburghaus / Marie-Eve Knoerle conseillère culturelle et responsable du Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (FMAC) / collaboratrice scientifique – Art public (FMAC)
First round : in process - competition was closed on 13th November 2017
Second round: between February and September 2018
CEVA line comes into service: end of 2019
Construction of Lot BC: end of 2023
The public spaces are being created at the same time as the buildings.
A document summarizing the urban development and architecture project can be viewed here.