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.