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ITU Headquarters: New Building Project

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Architecture Competition: 


Following a decision by ITU Council, ITU held an international architecture competition for the design of a new headquarters building to be constructed at its current location in Geneva, Switzerland. Construction of the new building will start in 2020, with the opening towards the end of 2023.

More than 90 submissions were received from entrants in 15 countries.

​The competition was open to all professional architects duly registered in an ITU Member State. It was held in two rounds, judged anonymously by an international jury, and was guided by Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) norm SIA-142.​


​​​Award Ceremony:

On Monday, 29 January 2018, the four winning laureates were recognized in a ceremony at ITU's headquarters in Geneva, where an exhibition of the top four designs was displayed and open to the public.

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The four laureates and their jury-selected winning designs are:​

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                       First Prize:                                                           Second Prize:                                                         Third Prize:
                                                                                             and Stähelin Architectes

                                                                                    Fourth Prize: Cour Varembé​Dürig Ag

The other top 15 submissions were:


​More Information: 

​Project Contact:

Peter Ransome 
Head, Facilities Management, ITU 
Tel: +41 22 730 5004 
E-mail:  ​ 

Media Contact:​

Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell
Senior Media and Communications Officer
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Tel: +41 22 730 5469
Mobile: +41 79 3374615