Situated in the heart of Geneva, opposite the Beth-Yaacov Synagogue, the luxurious Quartier des Banques is a new co-working space that reimagines the urban office, boasting an ultra-sophisticated environment that inspires and stimulates creativity.
Whats the story?
Owned by the international group IWG, one of the leaders in the flexible working sphere, the Quartier des Banques takes co-working to a whole new level: providing an exclusive working environment with retro design offices, high-end furniture and artwork, a modern gym with on-demand personal trainers, a cinema and beautifully decked out lounge bar crafted by architect Patrice Reynaud. And look out for the trendy ground-floor restaurant Monsieur Bouillon, the latest opening by famed Michelin-starred Chef Philippe Chevrier.
The idea is to make “working” a productive and inspiring experience, inviting a diverse group of individuals to join a sophisticated community, with high-quality services and amenities. “We wanted to create a place that welcomes all kinds of workers—from big business executives to start-up entrepreneurs, and even artists and musicians—its an inviting and inspiring space that brings a whole range of industries together” Philippe Peress, joint-owner of the IWG franchise in Switzerland tells us.
Whats the interior like?
The co-working space occupies a charming building dating back to 1877, renovated and re-developed by architect Patrice Reynaud. The entire space pleases the eye, with a stylish and chic interior, complemented by vintage and retro design pieces. Every detail has been carefully thought out, with artwork from renowned artists James Turrell and Nigel Cooke, hand-picked from the Pace Gallery in Geneva.
Putting an inspiring community of creative individuals in one space, as well as providing a luxurious environment with top-notch architecture and design, is just part of why Quartier des Banques is set to become one of the most popular workspaces in Geneva—and don’t forget, a membership that offers a discount at the culinary hotspot Monsieur Brouillon.
Images by Caroline Marinoff
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