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Client Background

Modernizing their Swiss headquarters, the refurbishment of the WHO campus in Geneva was split into two phases: construction of the new building, finishing in 2020; and renovation of the existing main building, to be completed by 2024.  We were involved in the second phase of works, which involved over 100m2 of interior living walls.

Featured Solutions

  • Viritopia Living Wall System (Interior)

Size:     110m2

O2 production:     187kg per year

PM (particulate matter) extraction:     143kg per year

Project Drivers


Social Impact


A stark contrast

Against the white bare concrete look of the open plan areas of the building, the lush greenery creates a stark contrast with stunning effect.  Based on a tropical plant palette, the design team have focused on providing maximum biophilic impact, using the plant palette to create a variety of patterns, colours and textures to form a truly unique experience.

Installing the walls

Our installations team worked with our Swiss team to ensure the living walls were installed to a high standard and on-time.  Future Eco-systems, our certified partner in Zurich, commandeered this project and together, is our largest internal living wall in Europe!