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WIPO conference hall Geneva

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Project description

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has built a new conference building in the UN district of Geneva, Switzerland.

The structure is made of wood and steel and gives priority to sustainability, using local wood, natural light, hybrid ventilation combining natural mechanical means, and a cooling system drawing water from Lake Geneva, within a framework of the Geneva-Lake-Nations project.
Together with several new smaller meeting rooms in the main headquarters building (the Arpad Bogsch Building), the new conference hall will cater for increasing demand for multilateral and bilateral consultations associated with intergovernmental meetings at WIPO.

mageba scope

As the structure of the building poses challenges to its stabilisation, bearings that ensure the controlled transfer of forces between its superstructure and substructure.
mageba was chosen to provide six spherical bearings.

These bearings facilitate the following major requirements:

• Transfer of higher horizontal loads than vertical loads (NSd,max = 11,600 kN / VxSd,max = 1,900 kN)
• Smooth rotation around three axis thanks to the concave/convex special design

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Key data

Products:

RESTON-SPHERICAL bearings types KF and KE

Features:

NSd,max = 11,600 kN / VxSd,max = 1,900 kN)

Installed:

2012

City:

Geneva

Completed:

2014

Height:

40 m

Structure:

Steel / wood structure building

Owner:

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Contractor:

Charpente Concept

Architect:

Behnisch Architekten