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 planning, in line with the principles of sustainable development and ecological transition.

Public role

The Braillard Architects Foundation regularly organises public events aimed at the general public, but also at a more informed public. Since 2015, most of this activity falls under the research and culture programme The Eco-Century Project®.

Available in several research and communication formats, The Eco-Century Project® aims to raise awareness among the concerned stakeholders about the relationship between the built environment and environmental issues. For several years now, the Foundation has played the role of “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 recognised as a public utility. Its aim is to ensure a better cultural diffusion of quality architecture and urbanism, in line with the Braillard architects (Maurice, Pierre and Charles). Located at Rue Saint-Léger 16 in Geneva, the Foundation pursues its main missions:

  • the protection and enhancement of architectural heritage, including the Braillard archives;
  • the promotion of architecture in line with the objectives of the ecological transition;
  • the realisation and support of studies and research on the relationship between built-up spaces 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 areas of expertise, practise and profession. 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.