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The development area „Wankdorf“ is situated in the northern part of Bern. Because of the existing and planned leisure, shopping and sports facilities (soccer stadion Bern Wankdorf) as well as the institutions of education and exhibition grounds, this area plays an important role on the municipal, cantonal and national level. The intersection is additionally embedded in an intersection of the highway network with major access functionally for a wide area of the city of Bern.

Emch+Berger AG Bern - partner and coordinator of the team BE3 - obtained the first prize in an idea-contest for the redevelopment of the Wankdorf area. The concept included the requirements of transport, traffic, economy, residents and customers and the environment. In subsequent planning steps, the concept was further optimized concerning the construction progress and logistics with respect to the daily traffic to reduce the negative impacts of work and temporarily closed parts of the street network. Now, in 2008, the construction of a capable, compact urban two-level intersection will start.



Civil Engineering Department (OIK II), City of Bern, Bernmobil

Fields of activity
Civil engineering structures
Delivered services

transport and logistic conception

conception of the construction progress

verification of the capacities

microscopic traffic simulation

traffic management

accompanying measures


daily traffic volume: 65'000 veh/day

traffic forecast: 70'000 veh/day

length of the road network: 3'500 m

length of the included tramline: 2'100 m

number of modified intersections: 12