The Confédération Centre has a long tradition and is well known far beyond the city limits. It is located in the most important shopping area of the metropolis of Geneva and is the only shopping centre within the lively city centre.
After a complete refurbishment and a reopening in 2020, the center will again become a permanent part of life in Geneva. The groundbreaking and sustainable architecture will make the building unique, as shall the diversity of offerings that will be found inside: a great mix of trendy brands, manufactories, niche products, and young concepts. Not a shopping tomb, but an urban shopping gallery with innovative ideas.
The Confédération Centre has a customer catchment area of around 1,5 million people with an above-average purchasing power who can’t wait to see something new spring up in their centre. This requires visions, courage, and creativity – from young entrepreneurs as well as from experienced experts. Let us together seize the opportunity to create something unique.
of all Genevese know and treasure the Centre Confédération
will see the reopening of the new building with pioneering architecture
among the shopping streets of Geneva, ranked highest in both popularity and frequency
shopping and adventure centre in the inner city of Geneva
walking distance from public transport
The Confédération Centre creates a connection between the new and the old parts of town of Geneva. It is situated next to the most frequently visited shopping street, Rue de la Confédération, and thus in the most important shopping district of this charming city by the lake. With the renovation of this traditional building, a new, modern meeting space comes into being in the inner city of Geneva: a vivid place with fresh ideas, an innovative offering, interesting variety. Among a movie theatre and attractive food concepts, there are new trends, concept stores, pop-up stores, regional specialties, and sought-after international brands. Here is where extremes meet: from regional to global, from luxurious to simple, from traditional to new. The Confédération Centre becomes a vibrant market place with a sustainable architecture and a unique offering that makes everybody feel welcome.
The division of areas can be adjusted precisely to the needs and wishes of the retailers. We search for individualism and offer each brand the opportunity to create something unique.
Thanks to the planned reconstruction, the Confédération Centre will have an open, modern, and sustainable architecture. The attractive elements in its appearance such as the authentic natural stone facade from the seventies will remain intact while others will be completely modernised. Also, the whole internal area will undergo an invigorating remodeling with particular consideration of sustainability.
Visitors will be guided barrier-free to the different floors through intelligently designed entrance zones, lift systems, escalators, creating a continuously frequented « hopping gallery». The design is primarily based on gentle and round shapes and displays large wooden areas; this creates a pleasant and modern-futuristic atmosphere. The lean supports allow the storefronts to make an impressive appearance and visitors feel welcome at all times to enter the stores and discover their innovative offerings.
Project: Architecture office Ramseier & Associates Ltd.
A full documentation will be made available by January of 2018
6, 8, 10 Rue de la Confédération
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