Quartier Libre,
a cultural venue in the heart of Geneva

This iconic Geneva building on the Pont de la Machine has borne witness to the early industrialisation of the city and is the oldest of the Geneva industrial works on the Rhone in urban areas. It regulated the level of the river for a long time, prior to Seujet plant taking over. Now completely transformed, the building hosts Quartier Libre SIG.

Quartier Libre, the SIG exhibition space

Quartier Libre is a space dedicated to culture, with diverse, interactive and educational exhibitions on:

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    The environment

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    Humanitarian topics

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    Visual arts

The featured exhibitions reflect SIG's commitments with respect to the promotion of heritage, accessibility to culture, and awareness of the challenges facing society.

Ongoing exhibition

Photo de l'exposition

L’arbre, à la racine de nos vies !



A hands-on, interactive exhibition for both children and adults alike!

What provides shade, stabilises soil, bears fruit and gives shelter to animals? What inspires artists, scientists and dreamers?

Trees, of course!

This interactive exhibition focuses on the significance of trees in our lives.
Through experiments, games, photography and art, come and discover the many ways in which trees and humans are linked.

Open to all, recommended for those 7 years and over. Why not branch out?

Practical information


From 3 June to 6 October 2019
Monday - Friday, from 9am to 5pm
Saturday - Sunday, from 10am to 5pm


Quartier Libre SIG
Pont de la Machine 1
1204 Geneva


Free guided tours

Duration: 50 min.
Every Sunday in July and August at 2pm. No booking required.

Group tours (10 people or more)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:15am, 10:30am and 2pm (duration: 50 min.)
Booking required via email to: exposition@sig-ge.ch

Programme of events

Alongside this exhibition, seminars, performances and tours enable both children and adults alike to learn more about the significance of trees.

More information about these events.

Tenez-vous informés de nos actualités et expositions

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Timeline of the exhibitions


Useful information

Useful information

Visiting hours

Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Open only during the exhibitions.




Free admission



+41 (0) 22 420 75 75

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