Turbine Hall and Factory History in the Romandy

100-year-old turbine from the pumping works «La Coulouvrenière» was put up in Zurich, project Visiona 1989
100-year-old turbine from the pumping works «La Coulouvrenière» was put up in Zurich, project Visiona 1989

In 1984, realisation of the exhibition "Il était une fois l’industrie” („Once upon a Time, there Was Industry“) in Geneva. In 1989, ARIAS-Industrial Culture organised the transportation of turbine wheel, cast in 1889, of the company “Force motrices” (“Driving force”) from Geneva to Zurich in front of the headquarters of the former turbine factory. In 1998, Dr. Hans-Peter Bärtschi is offered a teaching assignment by the University of Geneva and shows the exhibition on factory history "150 Years Industrial Heritage” in the pumping station La Coulouvrenière.

Further information and references:
Industriekultur Schweiz - Europa – Global (German)
p. 40 - 43