project type university hospital
location Bern, SUI
client University of Berne
architecture Architects Collective / white Arkitekter
invited competition 2014 - 3rd prize
Geschoßfläche 65.000 m²
Baukosten € 230.000.000
The now rather fragmented area of the Bern University Hospital should be transformed into a vibrant medical campus hrough a series of new and renovated buildings. One of the most important buildings, the Swiss Heart and Vascular Center is divided four programmatic zones: the underground levels with parking garage, the base building with entrance hall, operating rooms and outpatient stations, the service floor with restaurant and rooftop terrace as well as maintenance towers . One of the most important aspects of the design is the integration of nature into the building and the hospital operations, in the form of internal green areas and terraces and views of the surrounding green areas support the healing process.