BIS reveals winning design for new HQ tower

Concept design for new BIS HQ tower, showing surrounding buildings
Concept image of the existing circular BIS tower with the new tower adjacent
Elemental/Nissen Wentzlaff Architekten

The Bank for International Settlements unveiled the winning design for a major expansion of its head office today (December 14).

The 11-member jury chose an “innovative and sustainable” design by Chilean architects Elemental and Basel-based Nissen Wentzlaff Architekten.

If it goes ahead, the project will see several “ageing” buildings adjacent to the main BIS tower demolished and replaced with a second tower connecting to the first. The BIS would expect to move staff out of the Botta building

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