OMS-ONUSIDA

Geneva

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New construction for the fight against AIDS

The OMS ONUSIDA is the new headquarters of UNAIDS, an organisation established in 1996 with the aim of coordinating the fight against HIV/AIDS among individual countries. The new building is connected to the WHO building by a transitional interface.
The goal of UNAIDS was a project which, on the one hand, would make cooperation with the WHO easier and more efficient, and the new building would also take on representative tasks, on the other. A building of high urban, architectural and functional quality was built. Special attention was paid to a sustainable balance between economic and ecological demands. Panels that provide heat and cold

The building has four levels and two basements with a useful area of 26,000 sqm. It has large rooms with no intermediate supporting structures, most of which are pre-stressed panels. These panels contain all the technical wiring, including the lighting and smoke detection network. They also function as "active panels" that supply heat and cold. Equipped with complex façades, the building is subtly distinguished by its "skin" of screen-printed glass, which makes it visually "vibrate".

Information

Client
Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), Genève

Services rendered by HRS
General planner with full cost, quality and deadline guarantee

Architect
Baumschlager & Eberle Lochau ZT GmbH, Lustenau (A)

Plot size
26,600 sqm

Overall cost
CHF 60 million

Duration of construction
August 2004 – October 2006

Contact

HRS Real Estate SA
15, ch. Louis-Dunant
1202 Genève

+41 58 122 92 00
geneve@hrs.ch

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