Halen Estate – a milestone of modern architecture

Halen Estate – a milestone of modern architecture

The Halen Estate is embedded into the landscape and fascinates due to its compact structure and modern and diverse interior.more

Baldachin

Baldachin

In the year 2008 Bern has received a new, striking entrance to the Old Town. Besides the remodeling of the existing construction, the redesigning...more

PostFinance Arena

PostFinance Arena

The completely reconstructed Bernese PostFinance Arena has already...more

Prison Tower

Prison Tower

The Käfigturm was the city's second western gateway. The tower was built...more

Halen Estate – a milestone of modern architecture

The Halen Estate is embedded into the landscape and fascinates due to its compact structure and modern and diverse interior.

The Halen Estate is embedded into the landscape and fascinates due to its compact structure and modern and diverse interior.

Baldachin

In the year 2008 Bern has received a new, striking entrance to the Old Town. Besides the remodeling of the existing construction, the redesigning of the Christoffel underpass, the square's surface and the guidance of the public transport, its most striking feature is its expansive undulated glass roof - the Baldachin.

The Baldachin is a steel-glass-construction. With the transparent design, attention was payed to keep the visibility of the Citizens’ Hospital and the Holy Ghost Church remain and still remain their effect as outstanding historical buildings.

Not only as a beautiful appearance – it additionally serves the population on rainy days as a protecting roof..

With its 2,500 m2 area and 530 glass panels, the graceful curved canopy of the Baldachin enhances the impact of the Bern station square.

PostFinance Arena

The completely reconstructed Bernese PostFinance Arena has already achieved cult status on the ice hockey scene. It is home to SC Bern, the top Swiss club, and a venue for big ice hockey shows – on the ice and next to the ice. The stadium moreover hosted the 2009 Ice Hockey World Championships.

With a spectator capacity of 17,000 seats, the PostFinance Arena – the largest ice stadium in Switzerland and one of the largest halls in Europe – attracts numerous visitors to Bern.

Prison Tower

The Käfigturm was the city's second western gateway. The tower was built between 1256 and 1344, served as a prison between 1641 and 1643 and retained that function until 1897. The clock was installed in 1691.