Inselspital Bern Neubau BB12
Inselspital Bern
Neubau BB12

Switzer­land’s largest BIM project is a challenge not only in terms of ar­chi­tec­ture but also for overall planning and logistics.

Inselspital Bern Neubau BB12
Inselspital Bern Neubau BB12
Inselspital Bern<br>New Main Building BB12

In­sel­spi­tal, Uni­ver­sitätsspi­tal Bern


84.000 sqm GFA

IAAG Ar­chitek­ten, Bern

ASTOC / PLAY-TIME, Barcelona (1 - 7)
Archipel (8)

Inselspital Bern Neubau BB12

A lively district and a high quality stay instead of mo­not­o­nous func­tion­al­i­ty – the new BB12 main building of the Bern’s Uni­ver­si­ty Hospital is to be occupied in 2024. Like the Berliner Charité, Bern’s Uni­ver­si­ty Hospital (In­sel­spi­tal) founded in 1354 is a medical com­pe­tence centre of in­ter­na­tion­al sig­nif­i­cance situated on a hill near the city, and it is to be renovated in line with a master plan by Henn Ar­chi­tects dating from 2010. The sixteen storey new build BB12 – known as Coeur d‘ile – will form the cen­tre­piece of the In­sel­spi­tal and be visible for miles around. The aim of Switzer­land’s largest BIM project is to double the gross floor space on the same overall area whilst the hospital is still in operation. Besides ar­chi­tec­tur­al issues, pro­ce­dur­al and logistic pen­e­tra­tion, im­ple­men­ta­tion and per­for­mance also play a major role.

The new building, which conforms to the eco standard Minergie P, is organised as a “city in a city” whose level of privacy increases with each floor. The concept created by ASTOC, GW­JAR­CHITEK­TUR and IAAG Ar­chi­tects is based around the op­er­a­tional processes and movement patterns of patients, doctors and visitors. As the central reception area, the foyer will in future be the first port of call for many patients. Two central cores and inner court­yards provide a clear focus. The three treatment floors and the ad­min­is­tra­tive floor are char­ac­terised by high levels of usage flex­i­bil­i­ty. The nursing floors receive patients in homely arrival zones and lounges. Warm materials and splendid visual ref­er­ences create a feeling of “home” and a human point of reference in the busy hospital en­vi­ron­ment.

Inselspital Bern Neubau BB12
Inselspital Bern Neubau BB12
Inselspital Bern Neubau BB12
Inselspital Bern Neubau BB12
Project Insel BB12