Photo © Walter Mair, Basel
Photo © Walter Mair, Basel
Photo © Walter Mair, Basel
Photo © Walter Mair, Basel
Photo © Karin Gauch, Fabien Schwartz, Zug
Photo © Karin Gauch, Fabien Schwartz, Zug

Hörsaalgebäude Weichenbauhalle vonRoll, Bern

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Year
2010
Bauherrschaft
Kanton Bern, Amt für Grundstücke und Gebäude AGG
Bauingenieur
Dr. Joseph Schwartz Consulting, Zug
Fotografie
Walter Mair, Basel / Karin Gauch, Fabien Schwartz, Zug
Termine
2005–2010

«Building-in-building principle»
The points construction building is a listed structure and, as a witness to the industrial past, helps to establish a balance between old and new on the vonRoll site. As part of the new lecture hall centre, the lecture hall foyer creates public routes in the centre of the future campus.

Two volumes containing seven lecture halls and 1500 seats are inserted in the points construction building in accordance with the building-in-a-building principle. The space between the preserved external walls of the old building and the sculpturally shaped insertions forms the foyer with an in-between climate. Openings in the newly inserted lecture halls allow cross views and produce a kaleidoscope of old and new spaces.

The new roofs and walls are constructed from prefabricated, highly insulated wood elements with acoustically effective claddings made from cement-bound wood composite panels, which preserve the industrial character.

Awards:
SIA Umsicht 2011
best architects 2011
Prix Acier 2011, recognition
Die Besten 2011, recognition
Prix Lignum 2012, 2. Prize Region Mitte
Atu Prix 2012

Procedure:
Competition 2004, 1st Prize

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