Maison de l’écriture

Maison de l’écriture
Maison de l’écriture

Montricher - Switzerland
  • Maison de l’écriture in Montricher
  • Maison de l’écriture in Montricher
  • Maison de l’écriture in Montricher
  • Maison de l’écriture in Montricher
  • Maison de l’écriture Montricher
80 000
works on display

La Maison de l’écriture is located in Montricher in the heart of the Jura mountains, Switzerland, facing onto Lake Geneva and the Alps. It was designed like a small-scale city, with individual residences suspended from a canopy like cable cars. The site also includes a library, exhibition hall, chapel, and an auditorium. Energy performance is one of the complex building’s other remarkable features. Architects Vincent Mangeat and Pierre Wahlenont made Janet Vera Michalski's dream for a cocoon-like structure dedicated to literature a reality. The solid oak shelves today hold over 80,000 works!