NEW UIT HEADQUARTERS IN GENEVA
NEW UIT HEADQUARTERS IN GENEVA

NEW UIT HEADQUARTERS IN GENEVA

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.


Images: Pinearq

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Architect Pinearq, Eric Maria Architectes Associés
Address Place des Nations, Geneva (Suiza)
Area 22.845 m2
Year 2017
Owner UIT Union Internationale des Télécommunications
Architecture Team Albert de Pineda, Álvaro Valcarce, Daniela Fortuna, Abraham Jiménez, Catarina Oom, Alexandra Demetriu, Jenicá Craiu
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Quantity Surveyor
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