FIFA headquarters

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FIFA headquarters
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General information
Location Zürich, Switzerland
Address FIFA-Strasse 20
Coordinates 47°22′53″N8°34′28″E / 47.38139°N 8.57444°E / 47.38139; 8.57444
Construction started 2004
Inaugurated 29 May 2007
Cost CHF 240 million
Owner International Federation of Association Football
Design and construction
Architect Tilla 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.

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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]

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