In the west of the city of Bern a leisure and shopping centre was designed and planned by the world-famous architect Daniel Liebeskind. This centre includes a large variety of uses, for example a shopping centre, cinemas, a hotel, appartments, an adventure pool and much more. The area of "westside" evolves into a meeting place and an architectonic landmark with international quality.
Emch+Berger AG Berne developed the overall transport and traffic concept, including the traffic management and detailed site development as well as the impact environment assessment. The main focus was on the estimation of the future transport demand and an appraisal of the effects (noise, pollutants, etc.) as well as the conception of measures to mitigate the negative impacts of traffic.
Additionally to the access of this area to the major road network (including a connection to the highway network) the main focus of access was on the public transport including a new tramline and a station of a regional train.
Rehabilitation of the OTIF head office, Bern
OTIF is an important international organisation with its headquarters in Berne. This organisation uses simple and effective legal instruments to promote, improve and facilitate international rail transport. The formally modest office building at Gryphenhübeliweg 30 in Berne has been well maintained in recent decades, but has hardly been repaired since it was built in 1965. Therefore, a comprehensive renovation, taking into account ecological aspects, is urgently needed today. The property is listed in the building inventory of the city of Bern as "worthy of preservation". This classification is largely due to the fact that the interiors have significant wall decorations worthy of protection, including a mural by Hans Erni.
Special attention is to be paid to the access road, the entrance area and the foyer with the conference room, as external persons such as diplomats and representatives regularly visit the building. Among other things, the addition of at least four new interpreting rooms in the conference hall should be examined. Furthermore, it must be clarified whether the terrace above the 3rd floor can be better used or even extended, this taking into account the building and planning law requirements. The users and the owner of the building are not seeking to increase the office space.
Abbruch des bestehenden Altbaus. Neubau MFH mit Büronutzung im EG, 4 Wohnungen und einer Attika-Wohnung.
Gotthard Base Tunnel, Logistics for the installation of railway technology
The Gotthard Base Tunnel is the longest railway tunnel on earth. It is composed of two tunnels of 57 km length each. Within this mandate, detailed planning of the entire logistics for the installation of the railway technology was done.
Optimized processes and schedules had to be developed. The installation of the railway technology is carried out from two main and three smaller installation sites. These sites are equipped with a complex and highly efficient infrastructure to allow the railway technology installation process, which is unique in terms of scale and complexity, to be carried out according to very high quality requirements and a tight schedule.