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

Administrative building construction

Client
Egyptian Building Fund Authority
Architect
De Giuli et Portier Architectes
Location
Geneva
Year
2015 - 2017
Awarding
Interdisciplinary competition by invitation, winner project
Photos
Adrien Barakat

Overview
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.