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Ice Rink In Bern / Ipas Architects

  • Architects: Ipas Architects
  • Location: Bern, Switzerland
  • Architects: Ipas Architects / Architekten Schwaar & Partner AG
  • Design Team: Michel Egger, Eric Ott, Salvatore Chillari, Delphine Jeanneret-Gris, Gilles Batista, Michael Desaules
  • Contractor: HRS Real Estate AG
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Ipas Architects

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From the architect. Ice rink ‘PostFinance Arena’ in Bern, Switzerland

Renovation and expansion of the existing stadium, “Bern Arena”. An office complex with 500 workplaces, a restaurant, bar, twenty VIP - lounges, a parking with 200 spaces and a training room buried. Additional bleachers in the existing stadium to increase the capacity of seats. Squares = 17,000. Existing building with reconstruction and expansion during operation by the hockey club SCB.

Courtesy of Ipas Architects
Courtesy of Ipas Architects

Urbanism

 The urban context with the proximity of public traffic (railway station and various bus lines). The implementation of a very large sports complex in the agglomerate of existing buildings with exhibits of constraints to ensure the operation of stage and BEA expo during the construction period.

Courtesy of Ipas Architects
Courtesy of Ipas Architects

Functionality

 The stadium is exemplary in terms of its technical equipment and its safety device. Spaces are ultra -flexible and offer users comfort (natural light, work environment)

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Ecology / Economy

 All materials used meet the criteria requirements for Sustainable Development, the administrative part of the building is accredits Minergie. The construction of the system primary, secondary and tertiary is simple and economical.The operating costs and maintenance are low.

Courtesy of Ipas Architects
Courtesy of Ipas Architects
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