Lecture building Weichenbauhalle, Bern
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.
Fabrikstrasse 6, 3012 Bern
Kanton Bern, Amt für Grundstücke und Gebäude AGG
Lecture hall building
Wettbewerb 2004, 1. Prize
SIA Umsicht 2011
best architects 1
Prix Acier 2011, recognition
Die Besten 2011, recognition
Prix Lignum 2012, 2. Prize Region Mitte
Atu Prix 2012
Walter Mair, Karin Gauch/Fabien Schwartz image 3