The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the Graduate Institute Geneva, has opened the doors of its new residence for students in the heart of Geneva’s international sector: The Grand Morillon Student Residence. Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, it will provide accommodation for several hundred students. The two nine-storey buildings comprise 678 beds and a series of shared open areas, such as kitchens, a small auditorium, a study room, meeting rooms, a fitness and on the top floor a large polyvalent room opening onto a panoramic terrace with a view of the lake and of Mont Blanc.
The company of furniture removers, Harsch, is very proud to have been chosen to organize the gigantic equipment of the installation.
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In a mere fortnight, and moreover, during the Christmas and New Year holidays, we were able to equip the 678 bedrooms in the residence. From coffee spoons to kettles, from bedside lamps to beds, the specialists in our depots assembled more than 800 sets of furniture and accessories. And to make things even more complicated, this enormous residence includes four types of bedroom, ranging from studios to large bedrooms for three people. This meant that there were four different types of sets to prepare, depending on the category of the bedroom.
This herculean job consisted of setting up the furniture, shuttling back and forth between our depots and the buildings of the residence, dispatching each set to the correct bedroom, fitting all of them out, and finally scanning each accessory in order to create a computerized inventory. This latter, carried out with the SolAsset software edited by SOLID S.A., will enable the facility management department to have access in real time to the complete inventory of the Grand Morillon Student Residence and to supervise the localization of the accessories, the stock and maintenance.
Our solid experience in office relocation and asset management has enabled us to carry out everything in optimal conditions and without delay. There is no doubt that the students will feel perfectly at home there!