"The alluring nuances of the Qatar sand, the black starry sky of the desert, the bright light of the Middle East; this is the Qatar Hall XIX, a precious jewel in the very heart of the Palace of Nations in Geneva."
In autumn 2018, Michael Møller, Director-General of UN Geneva and H.E. Ali Khalfan Al-Mansouri, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar in the United Nations, Geneva, signed an agreement on the renovation of the Hall, to be entirely financed by Qatar. “We are very grateful to the State of Qatar for their generous donation, which will allow us to renovate one of the biggest rooms of the Palais des Nations. Delegates from all over the world will benefit from this donation by being able to work in a more efficient and conducive conference environment,” said Director-General Møller at the signing ceremony. “The State of Qatar’s contribution to the renovation work at the Palais des Nations comes as part of the great interest Qatar attaches to its strategic partnership with the United Nations and the relentless and unwavering support it has been providing to the Organization’s activities,” said Ambassador Al-Mansouri. “This donation, in recognition of the UN’s tremendous efforts, is also in line with Qatar’s commitment to achieve the UN’s goals and emphasises Qatar’s continued efforts in support of a better and brighter future for all. We are confident this renovation will create more favourable working conditions for representatives of the international community.” Qatar’s generous donation will contribute to the realization of the Strategic Heritage Plan, which will lead to the complete renovation of the Palais des Nations by 2023.
To develop the renovation, H.E. Ali Khalfan Al-Mansouri and CCM President Dott. Marinoni signed an agreement on the 2nd August 2018 with CCM as the General Contractor of the project.
THE PROJECT OWNER:
The Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar in Geneva
Ambassador: H.E. Ali Khalfan Al-Mansouri
PROJECT AND COMPETITION ORGANIZED BY:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR:
THE SCOPE OF WORKS
CCM as the General Contractor for the full and complete renovation project had the following scope of works to be completed within 12 Months of the start of the Project:
Engineering and realisation of the Project and Design provided by Peia Associati.
Civil works including demolition of the existing Hall and removal of dangerous materials, as well as the removal of existing MEP systems, cabling and connections which were outdated and no longer in compliance with local regulations.
The project required CCM to Engineer, Install, Test and Commission in compliance with local regulations the complete turnkey fit out of Hall XIX, including the following high level items;
- IT Systems
- Lighting System
- Walls, Floors and Ceiling
- Interpreter Booths
- Audio/Visual Solution including a 9 Meter x 4 Meter 4K LED Wall
- Audio/Visual Control Room
- Technical and Server Rooms
- Electrical Rooms
- Toilets and Bathrooms
- Building Management System
- Interfaces with existing Building
- Access Control
- Hall Acoustics
- Fire and Life Safety System
- Audio Visual System
- Furniture and Architectural
- Systems Testing
- Commissioning in compliance with Swiss Regulation and Law