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The Smurfs Buildings

The Smurfs Buildings

The fantasy world of the Smurfs recreated in extravagantly curved dwellings.
These incredibly shaped and strangely coloured buildings behind the railway station never fail to surprise. Welcome to the world of the Smurfs!

You'll find this strange housing complex with curved walls and surprising colours in the lively Grottes district behind the railway station. Three architects planned and built these residences between1982 and 1984, inspired by the Spanish artist Gaudi. There are reliefed balconies, wrought iron railings and… not a single straight line. The comparison between these buildings and the many-faceted, multicoloured mushroom houses of the blue comic strip characters could not be denied. No wonder the housing complex is now called ’The Smurfs’!

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Rue Louis-Favre

1201 Genève

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