Banque SYZ has opened new office in Geneva at 1 quai des Bergues, a building that is synonymous with both tradition and modernity. Through this move, the bank aims to renew its commitment to Geneva’s financial market and welcomes its clients in a space designed as a contemporary art museum, where art from the Syz family collection is being exhibited.
The complete renovation of the building, constructed between 1906 and 1908, offers a pleasant, well-lit work environment with 215 work spaces spread across 3,678.5 m3, including 2,441 m2 of offices. The cross-disciplinary functions of the group and the Banque SYZ front office have been brought together.
The building has a gallery of sculptures and artwork arranged at the centre of a large atrium. The central part of the building offers an immersive vertical view of the six-storey architecture which showcases 300 works and designer furniture from the contemporary art collection.
Works from major artists of the past few decades, including Roman Signer, John Armleder, Wade Guyton, Cindy Sherman, John Baldessari, Louise Lawler, Sturtevant and Rosemarie Trockel can all be found across the building’s six floors. The design and exhibition were conceived by the collection’s curator, Nicolas Trembley, using various media including paintings, photographs and drawings, ranging from abstract works to portraits.
The remaining 300 employees of the SYZ Group in Geneva are housed in offices on rue du Rhône, rue du Commerce and rue Neuve du Molard.