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The extension of asylum interview department of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration saw the approval of fifty new offices in 2008. These were to be constructed within a short time on a brownfield plot of the Secretariat as a temporary measure for at least ten years. The brief primarily asked for individual offices, which were required to meet high sound insulation requirements due to the confidential conversations. This favoured the application of room module construction, also considering the very tight schedule. The modules have a frame structure and are prefabricated, including the interior fit-out. The walls are clad in gypsum fibreboards.