This was our first project outside Belgium, and it is related to an imposing “ferme ornée” of 1750. The old building stands on a large property with a view on the Mont Blanc.

In a first phase, we renewed the main courtyard. This intervention meant replacing some of the existing damaged chestnuts and the installation of a squared bench we designed.

For the second phase, we conferred a contemporary layer on the historical park, in order give a new character to the old French garden and the more recent English part. On the central axis of the building, we designed a walkway with monumental yew topiaries that lead to the old cedar and look over a 17th-Century canal, at the back of the garden. Near the chateau, we placed flower beds with a plant selection that offer multiple results all along the year.


At the side of the building, we have realized a “grotto” with a fountain made of old blocks of stone.

At the back of the orchard, we have designed a 100 meters long fruit garden, marked by the presence of artichokes, asparagus, sunflowers, and zinnias.

Geneva, Switzerland
3.5 ha
In collaboration with:
Verena Best Architect

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