Hybrid mass-timber and concrete office block on the United Nations campus in Geneva is completed

Global Design News
September 21, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US East

GENEVA, Switzerland — “Already one of the landmarks of International Geneva, Building H is an important investment for the future of the United Nations family,” states Tatiana Valovaya. Under-Secretary-General Director United Nations. “This state-of-the-art construction has been designed as a healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving office building that is fully aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals principles.” Burckhardt+Partner and SOM have completed the UN’s new 24,000-square-metre hybrid mass-timber and concrete office block on the United Nations campus in Geneva. …This state-of-the-art construction has been designed as a healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving office building that is fully aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals principles. …The building’s structure is a hybrid of concrete columns with floors supported by alternating mass timber and concrete beams, which are visible in the offices, meeting the Swiss Minergie sustainability standards.

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