In the east of the city Berne, directly beside Zentrum Paul Klee, a new urban neighborhood has emerged. The close proximity to Bern's old town, the direct connection with the nearby recreational areas and the magnificent view of the Bernese Alps make this sunny construction zone one of the most attractive developments in the region. Around 400 apartments were realized in two phases. These were developed following the example set by the Obstberg neighborhood, the urban qualities of which were incorporated into the conceptual design of this new neighborhood: clearly arranged street areas with defined limits between public and private places, as well as self-contained structures that relate to each other in terms of their volume and cubature.
The seven buildings in construction zone G each have four to ten apartments with 2½-5½ rooms and satisfy the demand for individual living. They were planned under a guiding theme of diversity in detail, combined with an overall homogeneity. Designed collaboratively by arb Architekten, Burckhardt+Partner and Holzer Kobler Architekturen, the buildings follow a solitary typology, yet at the same time they give this construction zone a distinctive overall appearance. The building forms, facade surfaces and exterior design all speak the same language.
AG für Planung und Überbauung, Basel
Period of time
2011 – 2015
28,8 Mio. CHF
Project development, architecture, execution