Figures 1, 2 and 3
United States Mission
The first project, shown in Figures 1-5, are of the American Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland. The unique structural solution came in well below the budget that was prepared by the Swiss Contractor using cast in place concrete construction.
Much of the economy of this system is utilizing the structure for
1. The building structure
2. Architectural expression of the building eliminating the need
for added veneer materials
3. Insulation. The insulation was cast in the precast concrete.
4. Mechanical coordination. The columns were U shaped
vertical mechanical chases