The Clarté Building

Genève

Tunnel 3

Tunnel 3

Tunnel 4

Tunnel 4

Route de Meyrin

Route de Meyrin

A1 - Meyrin dir. Lausanne

A1 - Meyrin dir. Lausanne

Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

La Terrasse

La Terrasse

Pont de la Machine

Pont de la Machine

Tunnel 1

Tunnel 1

A1 - Dir Perly

A1 - Dir Perly

A1 - Perly

A1 - Perly

Tunnel 2

Tunnel 2

Genève City

Genève City

This building at 2-4 rue Saint-Laurent (in the Villereuse area) can appear out-of-date these days, but when it was designed by the famous Swiss architect Le Corbusier in 1931-32, it was really a very futuristic project. Everything is made with steel and glass. The metallic frame frees the interior walls from all supporting functions.

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The Clarté Building is one of the amazing creations designed by Swiss architect Le Corbusier.
In 1932, the architect worked together with a wrought iron craftsman to create the Clarté Building with its walls of glass that enable the light to shine through. This avant-garde masterpiece is now a historical monument. Made of both rigid and fragile materials, this building is also called the "glass house".
Located at the top of the Eaux-Vives district, this building is home to 48 apartments and offices.

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