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Berrel Kräutler

Extension of the WHO Headquarters . Geneva

Berrel Kräutler Architekten . photos: © Damian Poffet

The new building enlarges the existing headquarters of the World Health Organization, set in a park complex at the edge of Geneva. In conception and design, it takes Jean Tschumi’s masterwork of 1966 as a point of departure. Analogously, the addition is structured as a unifying base and a recessed ground floor above which a larger volume is suspended. Forming the spatial centrepiece is a spacious hall in the connecting structure and an open atrium in the office tower. Continue reading Berrel Kräutler

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Berrel Kräutler

Administration building Pulverstrasse for the DETEC . Ittigen

Berrel Kräutler Architekten

Since 2006, the administrative centre of the federal authorities in Ittigen has housed agen- cies of the Swiss Confederation, namely the departments of environment, traffic, energy, and communications (DETEC). In an open competition for a two-stage expansion by 900 work- stations, the jury chose the proposal by Berrel Kräutler Architekten. The existing complex is being extended with logical consistency via a pair of elongated, compact buildings having the same alignment. Emerging is a vibrant campus with rhythmically staggered open areas and pathways. By 2020, the first building was finished, and it is now occupied. Continue reading Berrel Kräutler