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The WTO is organizing an architectural competition for an extension of the Centre William Rappard outside its current footprint and is working in cooperation with FIPOI, the Swiss Property Foundation for International Organizations. The extension is to provide for 300 work spaces within a gross floor area of 11,000 — 13,000 m2, an underground car park with 200 spaces and a security building. The Swiss Confederation intends to provide the necessary financing through a loan to be granted to the WTO. The competition is open to any qualified architect from any WTO Member country. Candidates must register with FIPOI, the competition secretariat, by registered mail before 24 October 2008.