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

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The Underground of Geneva



Underground construction has been performed for many years: either to lay the foundations for constructions and the sanitation of buildings or for the purpose of storing, hiding, protecting and burying. Since the early ages, mankind has worked underground to extract raw materials and draw water. More recently, with the development of human activity and its mobility, the underground world has become an invaluable resource for transport, the distribution of fluids and to compensate for the increasing scarcity of surface areas.

Metamorphosed into a vaulted labyrinth, the SIG Quartier Libre exhibition space features more than 60 sites and activities developed in the Geneva underground. A favourite subject for SIG, whose mission and projects are mainly performed in underground or underwater environments.

Practical information


From 2 November 2018 to 22 April 2019
Monday - Friday, from 9am to 5pm
Saturday - Sunday, from 10am to 5pm

Quartier Libre SIG
Pont de la Machine 1
1204 Geneva

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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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