Lausanne / Switzerland

The new FEI Headquarters Building is called the HM King Hussein I Building, in tribute to the FEI President’s (Princess Haya bint Al Hussein) late father, a leader committed to peace and democracy and an avid sportsman.

Siavosh Adeli worked in close collaboration with Khuan Chew, founder and design principal of London-based architectural firm KCA International Ltd and the architect Hervé de Rham to transform a building dating from the late 1960s by redesigning the façade and totally reconstructing the interior.

The new FEI Headquarters are built in accordance with the specifications of Swiss MINERGIE®, a construction standard for environmental responsibility which is in line with the FEI’s constant efforts to ensure that the environment is respected at equestrian event venues. Minergie buildings reduce energy consumption by 25 per cent and fossil energy by 50 per cent.

The team was challenged to build an environmentally friendly building, but with glamour and style to boot.