Col de la Faucille
Mid-mountain ski station requalification
SPL Terrinnov, CC Pays de Gex
Lafayette (leading architect), Soberco, Citec, Ville en oeuvre
Col de la Faucille, Jura
As the closest ski resort to Geneva, Col de la Faucille, like many others, was hit hard by dwindling winter snow. Needing to reinvent the mid-mountain resort model, the municipality of Pays de Gex appointed Lafayette to transform the resort into a four-season destination. The project combines existing buildings to create an integrated snow front, with wood features to celebrate the local forestry sector, and defining an attractive sequence of public spaces.