FIFA headquarters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
FIFA headquarters
FIFA-Headquarter.jpg
General information
LocationZürich, Switzerland
AddressFIFA-Strasse 20
Coordinates47°22′53″N 8°34′28″E / 47.38139°N 8.57444°E / 47.38139; 8.57444
Construction started2004
Inaugurated29 May 2007
CostCHF 240 million
OwnerInternational Federation of Association Football
Design and construction
ArchitectTilla Theus

The headquarters of FIFA (German: FIFA-Hauptquartier) is a distinctive complex in Zürich. The complex has served as the official headquarters of FIFA since its completion in 2006. It is located on the Zürichberg, a wooded hill in District 7.

As well as offices, the complex includes a fitness centre, a meditation room, geographically themed parks, a full-size international football pitch[1] and full-size beach soccer pitch.[2]

The main building has only two upper levels, but five underground levels, resulting in two thirds of the headquarters lying underground. "Places where people make decisions should only contain indirect light," said Sepp Blatter, "because the light should come from the people themselves who are assembled there."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA unveils new headquarters uk.reuters.com. Retrieved 2011-08-15
  2. ^ [1] bahamasfa.com 2016-07-20
  3. ^ Underground skyscraper serves as FIFA's unique headquarters dw-world.de. Retrieved 2011-08-15

External links[edit]