Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UNO and other international organisations in Geneva

Administrative building construction

Egyptian Building Fund Authority
De Giuli et Portier Architectes
2015 - 2017
Interdisciplinary competition by invitation, winner project
Adrien Barakat

Construction of a new building to house the Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The project consists of two separate structures: the main building for administration and conferences and the security room at the entrance of the area.

Main characteristics
The main building has a trapezoidal shape (plan view), a length of approximately 60 metres, a width varying from 12 to 33 metres and an above ground height of 11 metres. It consists of 1 lower ground floor, 1 ground floor and 2 floors.

Load bearing structures
The structure is entirely made of reinforced concrete with the exception of metal pillars integrated into the south-facing glass roof.

Main entrance cantilever
On the 2nd floor of the frontispiece a volume is entirely cantilevered, that is to say suspended without any support on the ground over a length of 9.0 metres.