Keywords: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.