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Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland (2005)

Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland (2005)

Part of

People

  • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)
  • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
  • Iñaki Abalos (architect)
  • Juan Herreros (architect)
  • Blaise Sahy (role unspecified)
  • Radio-télévision suisse romande (client)

Title

Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland (2005)

Dates of creation

1967-1973, 1996-2005, predominant 2004-2005

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 236 printouts
  • 73 graphic records
  • 32 reprographic copies
  • 12 drawings
  • 5 photographic materials
  • 4 CD-Rs
  • 2 DVD-RWs
  • 1 artefact
  • 1 model
  • 0.2 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

The project series documents the renovation of the Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR) tower in Geneva, Switzerland. There were two competition finalists: Abalos & Herreros received the second phase of the project which was not realised. The firm identified this project as number 197.

"The project approaches the two presented problems in a single way: the image change of the existing complex and the extension of the floor area at the roof top. […] [A] single type of curtain wall has been developed with windows of reasonable shape and format which curve at the top floor to take advantage of the maximum volume allowed by local building laws, generating an image of the building which is completely different than the actual one.

The use of silk printed glass in the whole building, with motives from plants, creates an impression from the interior to be situated in a garden. At the same time the exterior appearance underlines the building’s singularity at the pedestrian level. […] The created extension of the building has a trae [sic] singular shape which one day could host a possible showroom or multifunctional rooms or as executive floor.” (ARCH270975)

Abalos & Herreros worked with Blaise Sahy.

Documenting the project are conceptual, design development, presentation and working drawings, digital, graphic, presentation and reference materials, correspondence, notes, and a model.

Reference Number

AP164.S1.2005.D1

Location

Geneva Switzerland

Language of material

English, French

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277444
    • Title: Presentation drawings, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 2005
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: 197: Geneve Tour TSR.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    9 printouts, 2 graphic records, 2 drawings

    Physical Description:

    - Some plans are folded.

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277900
    • Title: Competition documents and correspondence, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 2004-2005
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: Consurso Tour TSR, Ginebra.

    Documents are in French and English.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-196-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277901
    • Title: Competition documents and correspondence, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 2004-2005
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: Documents M.O., Ginebra, TSR, 197.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    4 printouts, 4 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,03 l.m.

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-196-002

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277902
    • Title: Views of the model and design development drawings, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2005
    • Form: textual records, drawings, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: Ginebra abril.

    Contains as well correspondence and some notes.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    6 printouts, 5 photographs, 2 graphic records, 1 drawing

    Physical Description:

    - Some plans are folded.

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-196-003

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277904
    • Title: Working drawings, views of the tower and close-ups, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 1967-1973, 1996, 1999, 2002-2004
    • Form: drawings, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    94 printouts, 25 graphic records, 22 reprographic copies

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-196-005

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277906
    • Title: Three CD-Rs, two DVD-RWs, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2004-2005
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277907
    • Title: Sketches and reference materials, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2005
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: TSR - Geneve (drawings) 197

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    2 drawings

    Physical Description:

    - The sketches are folded.

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-197-001

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277908
    • Title: Reference materials on glass, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2005
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: TSR - Geneve (vidrios) - 197

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,02 l.m.

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-197-002

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277909
    • Title: Correspondence and design development drawings, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 2005
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: TSR - Geneve (email: Blaise S.) - 197.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    25 printouts

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,02 l.m.

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-197-003

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277910
    • Title: Correspondence and views of the model, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 2005
    • Form: photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: TSR - Geneve (Maquetas) - 197.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    7 graphic records

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-197-004

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277911
    • Title: Correspondence, competition documents, views of model and working drawings, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 2004-2005, predominant 2005
    • Form: textual records, photographs, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: 197_TSR Tour Geneve_[illegible].

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    9 graphic records, 8 printouts, 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,03 l.m.

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-197-005

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277912
    • Title: Presentation booklets, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 2005
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: 197_TSR Geneve_Presentation 2005/09/22 (Geneve).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    63 printouts, 15 graphic records

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,03 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - Some plans are folded.

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-197-006

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277913
    • Title: Presentation materials and correspondence, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 2005
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: 197: Geneve, TSR tour: presentacion 22 sept. 2005.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-197-007

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277914
    • Title: Correspondence, notes, sketches and working drawings, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 1967-1969, 2004-2005, predominant 2005
    • Form: textual records, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: TSR-Geneve (Fachada), 197.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    16 reprographic copies, 13 printouts, 3 drawings

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,02 l.m.

    Physical Description:

    - Some plans are folded.

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-197-008

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277915
    • Title: Correspondence, reference materials and design development drawings, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2005
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    File's title: Geneve (ingeneria).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Technique and media:

    14 printouts, 13 reprographic copies, 3 drawings

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,01 l.m.

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-197-009

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    • Reference Number: ARCH269180
    • Title: Model of the Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 2005
    • Form: models

    People:

    • Unknown (model maker)
    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Technique and media:

    Plaster, wood

    Dimensions:

    model: 18.7 × 44.9 × 37.2 cm (7 3/8 × 17 11/16 × 14 5/8 in.) base: 1.8 × 50.7 × 43.5 cm (11/16 × 19 15/16 × 17 1/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The base (plinth) of the model is also the base of its crate.

    Inscription:

    uninscribed

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277903
    • Title: Component of a model, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: ca. 2005

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 artefact(s)

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

    Folder Number:

    164-196-004

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    • Reference Number: ARCH277905
    • Title: CD-R, Tour TSR, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dates of creation: 8 April 2005
    • Form: born digital

    People:

    • Abalos & Herreros (architectural firm)
    • Abalos & Herreros (archive creator)

    Description:

    CD's title: 2e tour - rénovation tour TSR.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file

    Location:

    Geneva Switzerland

    Credit line:

    Abalos & Herreros fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Iñaki Ábalos et Juan Herreros/
    Gift of Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

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