The new building for the ITU in Geneva – the specialized agency of the United Nations for Information and Communication Technologies – is a volume that connects, in a powerful way, the existing structures: the ITU tower and the Montbrillant building. This new structure is composed of a functional and compact ground floor that brings together public activities in direct articulation with the large open plaza. This base is a transparent construction, like a plinth from which emerges a functional and autonomous building that contains the private use program.
The exterior connects visually with the nearby Place des Nations and allows a gradual descent to the entrance of the new building. The glazed facades of the zigzagging volume are translucent and, at the same time, reflect the surrounding landscape. This high-performance finish looks for an image of timelessness, lightness and harmonious integration with the existing context. This new creation, of built and free space, provides a fluid link between buildings, activities and people.
|Architect||Pinearq, Eric Maria Architectes Associés|
|Address||Place des Nations, Geneva (Suiza)|
|Owner||UIT Union Internationale des Télécommunications|
|Architecture Team||Albert de Pineda, Álvaro Valcarce, Daniela Fortuna, Abraham Jiménez, Catarina Oom, Alexandra Demetriu, Jenicá Craiu|