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Les Schtroumpfs Apartment Complex - Geneva

This whimsical apartment complex is called "Les Schtroumpfs" which translates to the Smurfs. Here is some information from virtualtourist.com:

 

"The 'Schtroumpfs' - The name given to these strange 'jaw-dropping' buildings derives from the famous comic characters (better known to us anglophiles as the Smurfs) and the houses they lived in. The buildings - a public housing estate are located at 23 and 29 Rue Louis Favre - the atisan area behind Cornavin, Geneva's city train station.

 

Built between 1982 and 1984 these apartments recall the style of Antonio Gaudi (creator of the church in Barcelona). They were designed by Robert Frei, Christian Hunziker and Georges Berthoud."

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Taken on October 14, 2009