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The Smurfs Buildings

Welcome to the world of the Smurfs!

This housing behind the railway station never fails to surprise!

You'll discover this unusual 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 called ’The Smurfs’!


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Les Immeubles des Schtroumpfs - 1201 Genève
Rue Louis-Favre