This vast administrative building was developed to achieve the highest standards of sustainability and wellbeing, aligning with the UN’s development goals and the Swiss Minergie standard. Strategically responding to a sloping site, the design is a series of cascading terraces.
Exposed concrete structural slabs provide thermal mass to help regulate temperatures while integrated pipework within the slabs provides heating and cooling to spaces. This heating and cooling system taps into the existing network of sustainably sourced energy from Lake Geneva.
This project has a clear focus on both the environment and the end user. An innovative hybrid timber and concrete structural slab and beam system solution was adopted and significantly reduced the embodied carbon emissions. The timber landscape stairs and the perimeter columns directly use unadorned structures to express the architectural aesthetics.
A fantastic example of timber concrete composite being used at scale.