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Bern Buildings : Architecture

Key Contemporary Developments in Berne, capital city of Switzerland, central Europe

post updated 16 February 2024

Bern Buildings News

Recent / Proposed Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Bern Station, Switzerland
Dates built: 2004/05
Design: Smarch

Inselspital, Berne
Date built: 2002
Design: Bétrix & Consolascio

Siedlung Halen
Date built: 1961
Design: Atelier 5
Modern housing stepping down hillside

westside Shopping and Leisure Center, Bern-Brünnen
Date built: –
Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind
westside Shopping Center: Bern Shopping Centre
picture from architects
Swiss retail building
This large Swiss retail development is a new center for leisure and shopping in Brünnen. The urban scale architecture project totaling 1.5 million sqft. It includes 55 shops, 10 restaurants and bars, a hotel, a multiplex cinema, fun bath with wellness center and housing. Daniel Libeskind is a Polish-American architect. He is best known for the design and completion of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany. He designed the Freedom Tower in New York after 9/11 but it was not built. He founded Studio Daniel Libeskind in 1989 with his wife, Nina.

Studio Daniel Libeskind

More Bern Architecture projects online soon

22 May 2019
Aeschbachquartier, Aarau, canton of Aargau, northern Switzerland
Design: KCAP Architects & Planners
Aeschbachquartier in Aarau Switzerland
photograph © Beat Schweizer
Aeschbachquartier in Aarau
The new neighbourhood Aeschbachquartier in Aarau, a town situated between Zurich and Bern, has been completed. KCAP Architects&Planners designed the masterplan of the neighbourhood and realized several buildings, Studio Vulkan planned and built the outdoor spaces.

Location: Bern, capital city of Switzerland

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Swiss Buildings – Selection

Andermatt Concert Hall Building, canton of Uri
Design: Studio Seilern Architects
Andermatt Concert Hall building design
image courtesy of architects practice
Andermatt Concert Hall Building

Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers, Le Brassus, Vallée de Joux, Jura Mountains, Switzerland
Design: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group Architects
Hôtel des Horlogers, Vallée de Joux, Switzerland by architect Bjarke Ingels
image : BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
Hôtel des Horlogers Building

Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne
Design: Gigon/Guyer Architekten
Swiss Museum of Transport Building

Atelier Bardill, Scharans
Design: Valerio Olgiati, Architect
Swiss atelier

Dolder Grand Hotel, Lake Zurich
Design: Foster + Partners with Itten + Brechbühl
Dolder Grand Building

Berne – Capital of Switzerland

The city of Bern or Berne is the de facto capital of Switzerland, referred to by the Swiss as their (e.g. in German) Bundesstadt, or “federal city”. With a population of 142,349 (September 2017), Bern is the fifth-most populous city in Switzerland.

The Bern agglomeration, which includes 36 municipalities, had a population of 406,900 in 2014. The metropolitan area had a population of 660,000 in 2000. The city is also the capital of the canton of Bern, the second-most populous of Switzerland’s cantons.

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