Scan a medal Genius Loci

Make your city more attractive, and develop citizen participation

Genius Loci—a universal asset enhancement tool

Your passionate inhabitants can finally highlight places that are still little-known

Like a treasure hunt, the contents of Genius Loci are hidden in connected medals, and are only revealed to visitors once there.

The use of Genius Loci

Preserve and valorize your local heritage with Genius Loci

Designed for over 200,000 towns and villages in Europe, our product is both physical and digital. It is a series of stainless steel medals 10 cm across, each uniquely engraved with the name of the town or region and a QR code in the center. With a simple phone scan, wanderers can discover a digital space that reveals the secrets of a place.

Digital space

  • Places management
  • Content co-creation
  • Statistics
Solution genius Loci en anglais

Stainless steel medal for each place

WebApp

  • Original and emotional content
  • Immediately accessible
  • Translations in 1 click

Preserve and valorize your local heritage with Genius Loci.

Designed for over 200,000 towns and villages in Europe, our product is both physical and digital. It is a series of stainless steel medals 10 cm across, each uniquely engraved with the name of the town or region and a QR code in the center. With a simple phone scan, wanderers can discover a digital space that reveals the secrets of a place.

Digital space

  • Places management
  • Content co-creation
  • Statistics

WebApp

  • Original and emotional content
  • Immediately accessible
  • Translations in 1 click
The AppThe Medals

Reduce your costs while giving an important role to citizens.

City or town hall

Communities or associations buy a stock of ready-to-use medals.

Genius writing content on Genius Loci

Medals are given to trusted citizens who create and administer content.

Statistics on the frequentation of a place

Cities keep control. They can administer the places while having statistics.

Hidden gems that only locals know about

What do these medals look like?

Our medals measure 90 x 110mm. Aesthetically timeless, they fit almost anywhere, as close as possible to the subject being enhanced.
We manufacture them in Switzerland, in our own workshop, from brushed stainless steel—a particularly durable and ecological material since it’s so easy to recycle.

Personalization

We offer personalization of medal names, for communities, associations or individuals.
Minimum order: 18 medals.
Ask us for an offer.

Super resistant

We use brushed stainless steel, for its extreme resistance to corrosion and the elements.
The inscription is made using a process of chemical laser engraving, which reacts with the stainless steel and tints the etched parts a deep black. The overall result is a medal that’s far more resistant to scratches, wear and tear than a standard printed panel.

AboutGenius Loci

2000 years ago, the Romans thought that every place was protected by a Genius Loci, - the spirit of the place.

Today, the “ genius loci » designates the particular atmosphere of a place, its character, its history. The term is particularly used in architecture.

Now we’ve taken up this notion to create a rewarding and easy-to-use tool for cities, community organizations and individual citizens, to promote and digitize their favorite hidden attractions and secrets, while preserving heritage for all to access.

Created in Switzerland by the brains behind Design Sprint Ltd, Genius Loci SA offers the possibility of making hyperlocal destinations finally attractive, at a very affordable cost for cities, associations and communities.

Statue Genius Loci up close

Preserve and valorize your local heritage with Genius Loci

Designed for over 200,000 towns and villages in Europe, our product is both physical and digital. It is a series of stainless steel medals 10 cm across, each uniquely engraved with the name of the town or region and a QR code in the center. With a simple phone scan, wanderers can discover a digital space that reveals the secrets of a place.

Digital space

  • Places management
  • Content co-creation
  • Statistics
Solution genius Loci en anglais

Stainless steel medal for each place

WebApp

  • Original and emotional content
  • Immediately accessible
  • Translations in 1 click

Preserve and valorize your local heritage with Genius Loci.

Designed for over 200,000 towns and villages in Europe, our product is both physical and digital. It is a series of stainless steel medals 10 cm across, each uniquely engraved with the name of the town or region and a QR code in the center. With a simple phone scan, wanderers can discover a digital space that reveals the secrets of a place.

Digital space

  • Places management
  • Content co-creation
  • Statistics

WebApp

  • Original and emotional content
  • Immediately accessible
  • Translations in 1 click
The AppThe Medals