By contributing to the complete renovation of the Parc Mon-Repos Orangery, renamed pavillon Plantamour, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and the city of Geneva offer the Genevan population a unique site for learning and local biodiversity. During this project, the Foundations complied scrupulously with current environmental requirements.
Reviving an exceptional heritage site: the pavillon Plantamour
In 1898, Philippe Plantamour bequeathed the Mon-Repos domain to the city of Geneva. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, in the heart of the city, the park is greatly appreciated by Genevans for its eclectic architecture and rich plant life.
The Orangery, a greenhouse that formerly housed a botanical laboratory, is one of the park’s treasures. Remarkable for its Tuscan columns, large bay windows and glass canopy roof, it had never been fully restored.
Beginning in 2006, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, in partnership with the city of Geneva, financed the complete restoration of the building, renamed pavillon Plantamour. Close collaboration between the Foundations and the city allowed for a restoration design that preserves the site’s spirit while respecting the environment.