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Wooden panels as a design counterpart to glass

Die weiss lackierte Akustikdeckenverkleidung aus Holz im Bürogebäude der World Trade Organization in Genf trägt zu einem edlen Innendesign bei.
Zusammen mit den großzügigen Fenster schaffen die weiß lackierten Akustikpaneele eine helle und freundliche Raumatmophäre.
Die weiß lackierten LIGNO® Akustik light Paneele aus Weißtanne kreieren ein zeitloses und edles Deckenbild und garantieren gleichzeitig eine gute Raumakustik.
In der Sockelzone des kristallin wirkenden, transparenten Baukörpers sind die Lobby und ein Restaurant untergebracht, in welchem LIGNO® Akustik light für eine ruhige Atmosphäre sorgen.

The extension of the WTO headquarters is located on the shore of Lake Geneva with a view of Mont Blanc. The lobby and a restaurant with a ­terrace are located in the base zone of the crystalline, transparent structure, with administration and office areas above. The rooms radiate a quiet, open atmosphere. The high proportion of glass is counterbalanced by profiled wooden panels on the ceilings.

Configuration overview

components used

  • LIGNO® Acoustic light  | Wall cladding 

    Product code: LIGNO® Acoustic light 3S_33_a70g_625-23-8_WTL_gb_bl-w20
    Wood type


    Various wood species are available for the visible layer. For quality reasons, individual wood species cannot be configured for all profiles; for technical reasons, surface treatments are excluded for some wood species.

    Wood type

    _WTL Silver fir knotless, patterned



    The visible layer is profiled with joints. The code for profiling indicates in millimetres: Element width, strip width (rounded, from/to if applicable) and joint width (rounded) as well as a letter identification for variants, e.g. with chamfered strip edges or with additional height gradation.


    Note: Some profiles indirectly cause exclusions for other configuration options.


    _625-23-8 Slat profile 



    The face is subjected to a brushing _gb as standard, which produces a stronger or weaker structure depending on the type of wood and makes the surface less sensitive to scratches.  Alternatively, a smooth sanding _gs can be carried out, or on request a bandsaw cut _grimitated.


    _gb Brushed



    Depending on the type of wood, the optional application of a surface treatment is possible ex works. Individual colour finishes are always sampled for coordination. For elements in individual lengths, colour treatment is limited to max. 5 m length.


    _bl-w20 Lacquer white

    Room acoustics


    If the soffit of the element is to have a good sound-absorbing effect, the penultimate layer is configured as absorber _a50g. Otherwise, this layer is configured as a solid wood layer _a0.

    Room acoustics

    _a70g 70% Absorber



Project participants

  • wittfoht architekten bda


    Zur Uhlandshöhe 4
    70188 Stuttgart

  • Implenia Suisse SA


    Chemin de l'Echo 1
    CH - 1213 Onex

  • Fotografie Brigida González


    Neue Weinsteige 16
    70180 Stuttgart


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