Building & Operations

Renovation of the WTO headquarters in Geneva

Client: World Trade Organization (WTO)

Our mission

The project involved the renovation of the WTO headquarters and the installation of a large hall with all the necessary service facilities such as a café, bank, restaurant, meeting rooms, etc. The project had to be carried out without interrupting the use of the building, while handing over the premises to the WTO as soon as possible and maintaining a functional building. The old load-bearing building structure was used as a base for the construction of the new roof. The interior spaces had to be planned and realized until the final use.


In order to ensure that the renovation of the building could be carried out smoothly, the WTO engaged pom+ as the client's representative.

Services of pom+Consulting AG

  • Management of the project on behalf of the client
  • Definition of the organization of the project and the program through consultation with the client
  • Control of costs and deadlines of the client
  • Management of project changes and supplements
  • Evaluation of the project status and monthly reports
  • Control and approval of invoices
  • Monitoring and discussion with tenants
  • Acceptance of the construction and control of the reworks
  • Building documentation and control
  • Verification of the final invoice
  • Management of warranty management and commissioning
  • Other information

The most interesting aspects of this project were:

  • Coordination between the existing structure and the new load-bearing structure
  • Coordination between the users of the building
  • Guarantee of compliance with the budget of the Confederation and the WTO
  • Guaranteed adherence to deadlines despite unfavorable weather conditions
  • Coordinated communication with the building's tenants during the construction phase
  • Control of the construction work of the general contractor to guarantee the quality of the building

Your contact persons

Stéphane Maye


Standortleiter Lausanne


Location Lausanne

Michel van Mark

Head of Service Unit


Location Lausanne

Susan Matscheroth-Hefti

Head of Service Unit Bautreuhand

MBA Strategic Management

Location Zurich