MAMCO competition – a new challenge for NFIC




October 2021

Our firm is through to the second round of the competition organised by the City of Geneva.

Participating with Geneva architects firm Made.In, NFIC is now competing with a selection of just three teams.

The aim? To propose an innovative and sustainable concept for the renovation, reorganisation and upgrading of the Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain (BAC), which houses the MAMCO museum of modern and contemporary art and four other institutions.

From an industrial space to a cultural hub

An emblematic cultural hub recognised in Switzerland and throughout the world, the BAC was acquired in 1989 by the City of Geneva. with the intention of converting this former industrial building into a central location for contemporary art.

Nearly thirty years after the first transformation, a thorough renovation is now essential in order to maintain the museum’s offering at an international level.

A global reorganisation

The specifications ask the participating firms to propose a complete and coherent reorganisation of the building in order to better welcome the public and improve the use of the areas dedicated to the various activities organised on site (exhibitions, performances, conferences, etc.).

The proposed design should take into account interior and exterior fittings, accessibility, heating and insulation, and should be compatible with the principles of sustainable development with a low impact on the environment.

Check back on the progress of this project again soon on our News page.