BIS prepares to redevelop HQ

The Bank for International Settlements, Basel
The BIS tower on Centralbahnplatz
Photo: Ulrich Roth

The Bank for International Settlements has launched a major programme of building works that could see the floor area of its main office almost triple.

Today (June 21), the Basel-based organisation called for “expressions of interest” from architects.

The BIS plans to expand and modernise its facilities, as well as consolidating its offices on a single “campus” around the main tower, which will remain. The proposals imply the BIS will move out of the nearby ‘Botta’ building, while four “ageing

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