The Miremont-le-Crêt: Preserving a Geneva Post-War Modern Icon


  • Patrícia Vendrell Duarte École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne image/svg+xml




Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


The collective apartment building, Miremont-le-Crêt, in Geneva is the product of the inventiveness of the local architect Marc Joseph Saugey (1908–1971), who planned and built it between 1953 and 1957. Listed as a Cantonal monument in 2002, it is considered today an original and unique example, far beyond the context of Geneva. Recently, it has become the object of a large rehabilitation project, led by the Geneva-based architecture office, Meier+associés. Mainly focused on the building's envelope, the project also includes several technical improvements of some of its other components; all of them introduced with respect to Saugey's spirit and the building's existing substance.

How to Cite

Duarte, P. V. (2016). The Miremont-le-Crêt: Preserving a Geneva Post-War Modern Icon. Docomomo Journal, (54), 16–21.




Author Biography

Patrícia Vendrell Duarte, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

(b. 1991, Portugal). Trainee architect at Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos, in Lisbon. She holds a MSc in Architecture from Instituto Superior Técnico (ISTUL), with a dissertation entitled Preserving the Legacy of the Modern Movement: Miremont-le-Crêt (1953–1957) in Geneva, developed in the framework of an exchange year at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).


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