The Foundation

Established in 1987, the Braillard Architects Foundation supports and carries out research and studies in the fields of architecture, city and landscape. It contributes to the enhancement and conservation of the architectural heritage of the 20th century. More generally, it promotes quality architecture and urban is promoted, in line with the principles of sustainable development and ecological transition.

Public role

The Braillard Architects Foundation regularly organizes public events aimed at the general public, but also at a more informed public. Since 2015, most of this activity has been part of The Eco-Century Project’sResearch and Culture Program® .

The Eco-Century Project® in several research and communication formats aims to raise awareness of the environmental relationship built with environmental issues. For several years now, the Foundation has played a role as a “ferryman” between different and often compartmentalized worlds: professionals, the University, the State, civil society, cultural institutions, etc.

Founded in 1987, the Braillard Architects Foundation is a Swiss institution recognized as a public utility. Its aim is to ensure a better cultural diffusion of quality architecture and urbanism, in the right furrow of the architects Braillard (Maurice, Pierre and Charles). Located at Rue Saint-Léger 16, Geneva, the Foundation continues its main missions:

  • the protection and enhancement of architectural heritage, including the Braillard archives;
  • Promoting architecture in line with the objectives of the ecological transition;
  • the realization and support of studies and research on the relationship between the built environment and the environment.

The Braillard Architects Foundation recognizes the current challenges posed by a world in full transformation to the built environment, a subject open to multiple expertise, practices and professions. These include architecture — art, craft and discipline. Its methods, processes, projects and achievements constitute a necessary body of discipline for the design of future ecologically sustainable lifestyles.