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UIT

Geneva (Switzerland)

In collaboration with Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos Asociados

 

The building identity answers simultaneously to the different functional conditions of its spaces –large public halls and office and administrative areas– as well as certain considerations at a broader urban scale. The building represents a hybrid typology, halfway between tower and block, between a horse and a human body. A wise centaur, Chiron, accommodates under his legs enough space so as Achilles –UIT– can be brought up and progress. The new UIT headquarters is vertical, but not high-rise, horizontal, but not low-rise. It has limbs, but it is not a horse, it is intelligent, but it is not human.

The building is an urban object whose form and position are shaped according to shape and position of neighbouring objects: the Place des Nations and the rue Varembé, the CICG, the WIPO tower, the former UIT tower and the Montbrilliant building.

 

Client

INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION

Size

10.100 m2

Location

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Status

PRELIMINARY DESIGN

Date

2017

 

Team Leaders

Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez,

Francisco Burgos, Ginés Garrido

Collaborators

Matilde Lorenzo, Francisco Díaz,

Jaime Hortal, Guillermo Fernández

Model

FRPO