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From teenager to adulthood: Growth of an architecture firm

Founded in 2000 in Geneva, group8 is an office which is active in the fields of architecture and urbanism. It lays claim to a creative freedom and constructive lightheartedness in a milieu better known for sobriety. Our work with group8 began in 2005, culminating in an extensive update to its identity.

We created the 8 symbol for group8 in 2005. More than a number it was the symbol of many concepts; two entities merging, the partnership, the spirit of innovation, research. It was a strong and a playful symbol that the then young group8 office adopted immediately as their representative icon.

Gérald Moulière, Partner & Office Manager

10 years later, group8 had grown fast. After intense discussions, collaborative workshops, and the departure of several of their partners, it was time for a change. We refocused the brand on the values that represent them today. It's a transition to adulthood.

Anthony Franklin, Partner & Design Director

The 8 symbol had become overpowering, so we had to bring a new dimension to it. Today we bring tense and contemporary compositions, along with a subtler approach in the circular system. The 8 is still there without being there; it defines the grid system.

David Moret, Designer