Established in 1968, the Terra et Casa Foundation pursues two goals as the contracting authority for this project: to promote real estate projects and to facilitate access to property by employees of international organisations in Geneva. Terra et Casa therefore gives priority to projects, which benefit persons working in international organisations, and to persons who are connected to these entities.

In view of this, belonging to one of these organisations will be a factor taken into account in the attribution of dwellings.

Located in the heart of the highly sought after Petit-Saconnex district, the “Trembley-Parc” residential project is set in a leafy cradle a few steps from its namesake park, close to the main international organizations in the United Nations district.

Thanks to its geographical location and the goals of the Terra et Casa Foundation, this project is most closely related to International Geneva. Furthermore the project is an ideal family location in view of the nearby Trembley primary school. The district includes several other educational establishments from day care to college levels.
The residential complex will include 93 homes distributed into three sections. One of these will be made available for sale on the basis of floor-by-floor ownership.

The structure has 10 above ground floor levels with apartments varying in size from 3 to 5 rooms and allocated as follows:

  • 10 three-room apartments
  • 18 four-room apartments
  • 9 five-room apartments
Each apartment is provided in the basement with a parking space and a cellar. Most of the apartments have an outside extension in the form of a balcony.

This programme takes shape in one of the very few development zones within the city limits. It is subject to the general legal provisions pertaining to development zones (LGZD). The State of Geneva controls the purchase prices.

Expected delivery: Autumn 2020


On foot
A green belt pathway leads to Cornavin train station in less than 30 minutes. It starts from the building along the “Promenade des Crêts” and directly into the Parc Trembley. From here the path crosses Beaulieu and Cropettes parcs to the station. The detailed itinerary can be found here:

By car
CEVA / Cornavin station: 15 minutes
Airport/ Geneva Airport train station: 6 minutes
Motorway junction A1: 6 minutes
By public transport
Public transport is at the doorstep and provides easy access to the city centre, the airport or train station.

Line 22 (Nations-ZIPLO) bus stop: Mervelet
Line 51 (CO Renard – Mervelet) bus stop: Mervelet
Line 53 (Palexpo – Vernier-Parfumerie) bus stop: Mervelet
Line 3 (Crêts-de-Champel – Gardiol) bus stop: Colladon
Towards the south is a spacious gently sloping park with a view of the surrounding countryside, to the West an impressive wooded belt and a green zone to the East. To the North, the “Villa Boccard” a 1937 listed building designed by Maurice Braillard and a magnificent public promenade constitute the key features and the boundaries of the project.

The solution that appeared to be the most suitable to the overall limitations of the site is that of a single building with three branches. The first, for floor-by-floor ownership, is close to the Promenade des Crêts. The second and the third branches to the south, following the lie of the land, include dwellings with both free and subsidized rents.

A level forecourt connected to the Promenade des Crêts links the three lift shafts leading to all three buildings. It provides an open access to the site and freedom of movement to its inhabitants as well as providing a public area for meetings and a vista towards the surrounding natural environment.

Access to the underground parking is towards the lower side of the site, allowing the trees of the green belt to be protected as much as possible.

The whole project has been designed with soft and fluid lines to match the surroundings.
The walls of the various levels are superimposed one upon the other like endless ribbons and provide a dynamic form to the whole construction. Furthermore, the many angles from which to view the building remain in movement, never static and always in dialogue with the ambient light.

The objective is to depend as little as possible on non-renewable sources of energy. Accordingly, heating and hot water will be provided from a distance or by heat pump, so as to respect the Minergie eco-efficiency standard.

The building will also be fitted with optic fibre cabling.