A pool among mountains. Baths of Géronde by NAU

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Jean-Lucien Gay, Marc Guinand, Maggie Planchat, Leonard Kocan, Nadine Jerchau, Inez Henny, Roberta Margnetti, Knut Brunier, Murielle Leucker, Martyna Michalik, Stephanie Adamou.
Built area
960 sqm with 640 sqm water area
Construction Management
Giorla & Trautmann Architekten
Civil Engineer
Jean-Marie Viaccoz Sàrl
Enerconseil SA
Mechanical Engineer
BTC Bonvin Technique Concept
Electrical Engineer
RTM Réalisations Techniques Multiples SA
Environmental consultant

Michael J. BROWN

Michael J.Brown is an accomplished practitioner with years of experience running high-profile, international projects. Michael worked for Studio Daniel Libeskind in Berlin and New York from 1999 to 2005. There, he directed the design and construction of several award-winning cultural buildings and had a lead role in the World Trade Center competition. Now heading NAU´s Berlin office, he regular contributes to journals, lectures and pursues research with Studio Digital-Analog. This academic body, formed at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin, integrates traditional teaching methods with emerging digital tools.

Jean-Lucien GAY

Jean-Lucien Gay is head of NAU´s Zurich office. Jean-Lucien is an architects and exhibition designer with international background. After studying at he ETH Zurich and at the TU Delft, he took a central role at the Studio Daniel Libeskind (Berlin/New York), designing and building several high profile projects in Europe, Asia and the US. Promoting a cross-border approach, he leads NAU into an experimental field focusing an spatial design and innovative concepts. In parallel, he teaches at Accademia di Architecttura in Mendrisio, researching at the crossroads between spatial design and new technologies.


Marc Guinand. During and after the completion of this studies at the ETH in Zurich, Marc Guinand collected experience at various prestigious architectural firms such as OMA, Max Dudler and Tristan Kobler. In 1999, he co-founder Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architects, where he developed projects of all scales trough design, planning and construction phases. He considers architecture as not only a complex engineering task but also as a deep-rooted, cultural expression of the people, which requires a multi-faceted, culturally rooted vision and a strategic flexible design methodology.


Nadine Jerchau following her architectural studies, which traced a line trough the TU-Berlin and the Art Academy Copenhagen. Nadine founded Plan A - a cross-disciplinary think tank promoting process - oriented and intuitive design approaches. As an architects and scenographer, she strengthens NAU´s architecture and exhibition design expertise. Installations, spat ion design and architectural representation constitute the core of the research that she pursues in parallel in her academic career, which began at the ETH Zurich and led to her current position as lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.



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