Oscar Valeiras has been appointed partner of our company. We are delighted to count on his many qualities and his innovative and dynamic mind to shape the future of our firm!
Surrounded by parkland and built on a former industrial site, the new JTI Headquarters are located in a Geneva district that is home to prestigious international organizations. The building’s form was dictated by the shape of the challenging triangular site. The structure is characterized by three multi-story tubes interconnecting with each other. On the Northeast side the structure is characterized by a cantilever supporting 7 levels.
On the opposite corner of the triangle 6 levels of the South façade stand on top of the lower levels. By elevating the north eastern and southern corners of the building, a public courtyard is carved out, creating permeability through the site, opening it up to the local neighbourhood and facilitating direct pedestrian connections to a local transport hub. The impressive cantilevered space and clear-spans of up to 60m and 80m respectively, provide the building with its unique elevations.
Most Innovative Structure 2017, Structural Engineering Awards, SEAOI
Runner-up SZS, Steel Award "Prix Acier 2016"
Public mention "Architizer A+ Award 2016"