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Press Release: ITU launches headquarters architecture competition...

ITU launches headquarters architecture competition

Registration open until 5 May 2017

Geneva, 13 April 2017

Following a decision by ITU Council, ITU is organizing an architecture competition for the design of a new headquarters building in Geneva, Switzerland.

ITU, the United Nations' specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), has been headquartered at its Place des Nations site in Geneva since 1962. With this project to deliver a smart sustainable headquarters building integrated into the local environment, ITU reinforces its commitment to serving its Member States, private sector members and associates and academia from a location at the heart of international organizations' activity in Geneva. The new HQ will provide a forum for physical and virtual meetings via accessible, state-of-the-art conference facilities.  

The architecture competition is open to all professional architects duly registered in any of ITU's 193 Member States. It will be held in two rounds, and applications are to be submitted anonymously to the Jury, guided by the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA), norm SIA-142.

Those wishing to compete can find initial information at ITU's website, and may sign up at the Swiss public procurement platform, where they can find more information on the project and the invitation to tender. They can then follow the instructions to register for the competition (by post only) before May 5 2017.

The competition coordinator can be reached at: