- Sustainable Swiss embassies
- Leading by example – reports from the embassies
- Algiers – Mashrabiyas: a model of sustainable architecture in Algeria
Algiers – Mashrabiyas: a model of sustainable architecture in Algeria
Construction of the new Swiss embassy in Algiers was completed in 2013. The simple, elegant building combines Swiss architecture with Algerian construction and utilisation techniques as well as local materials. The combination of Algerian and Swiss traditions makes the new building perfectly suited to the local climatic conditions. The carefully planned building is an example of sustainable construction.