Leading by example – reports from the embassies

View of the Swiss embassy in Algiers with the city and the sea in the background
Swiss embassies lead by example in terms of sustainability. © FOBL

Many Swiss representations abroad are committed to implementing sustainable development in everyday life. Several embassies are presented briefly in the following articles.

Abu Dhabi 

Certified sustainable interior design

Outside view of the Swiss embassy in Algiers. The building is a white rectangular cube. The façade consists of a large lattice design of intersecting beams.

Algiers

Mashrabiyas: a model of sustainable architecture 

Foreground: bushes and palm trees; background: a two-storey building.

Brasilia

Solar power: sustainable and cost-effective 

The Swiss embassy building set in a garden with a Swiss flagpole and a large tree in the foreground.

Canberra

A comprehensive sustainability concept 

Reddish brown embassy building in Nairobi with seating in the foreground.

Nairobi

The new Swiss embassy: a step towards sustainability 

View of the building from the embassy’s inner courtyard with Seoul’s high-rise skyline in the background.

Seoul

Renewable energy sources for the new embassy