The Anna Seiler House is open

The Anna Seiler House is open


Inauguration on 17.08.2023 / Commissioning on 18.09.2023

The Anna-Seiler-Haus, new main building of the Inselspital Bern, is completed and will be ceremoniously opened today in our presence!

It is our project of the heart. With our contribution, entitled "Cœur de l'île", we three architectural offices were able to convince the jury of the international competition in 2013 and achieve the commissioning as general planners by the University Hospital of Bern. We, that is the offices ASTOC, GWJ and IAAG.

A lively quarter and a high quality of stay combined with state-of-the-art functionality - this is what will be realized with the new Anna-Seiler-Haus. The Inselspital, founded in 1354 thanks to the foundation of Anna Seiler, is, like the Berlin Charité, a medical competence center of international importance on a hill near Bern, which is being further developed according to a master plan by Henn Architekten. The task was to double the gross floor area while maintaining the same footprint during operation. In addition to architectural issues, the procedural and logistical penetration, implementation and execution thus also play a major role. As the centerpiece, the sixteen-story new building forms the high point of the Inselspital that is visible from afar. It will go into clinical operation on September 18, 2023, and will offer the best medical care for patients as well as a modern and attractive working environment for all employees.

Client: Insel Gruppe, Bern

General planning/architecture/construction management:
ASTOC ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS GmbH, Cologne
GWJ Architektur AG, Berne
IAAG Architekten AG, Berne
From 2018 with Archipel Generalplanung AG , Bern

Photo: HG Esch Photography