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:

  • L’environnement

  • Le patrimoine

  • L’humanitaire

  • Les arts visuels

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

JF LIEGME – archipelagos of colour that leapt from the brush

From 10 May 2022 to 28 August 2022



This exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of Jean-François Liegme. This Genevan artist was, in the 1960s and 1970s, one of the leading representatives of non-figurative painting in Geneva. Through the lyricism of his “abstract” language, he connected with the major trends of the second half of the 20th century.

Guided tours for schools and groups are available by reservation only.

Useful information

Open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free entry

Quartier Libre SIG
Pont de la Machine 1
1204 Geneva

Tél. 022 420 75 75




The site is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Our receptionists and guides have received training in communicating with people who have impaired hearing.
There is a range of tours and workshops suitable for people with disabilities.
A magnetic loop for people with impaired hearing is being installed.

Learn more about accessibility commitments

School and youth visits

Registration required: +41 (0)22 420 75 75 or exposition@sig-ge.ch
Days and times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Groups: 10 minimum - 25 maximum
Age: from 10 years old
Free guided tour and entry

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