Carba Center 30, Bern-Liebefeld

The versatile cube in an area of urban development

The Carba site adjoins Weissenstein-Neumatt and the Vidmarhallen, and extends the existing urban space. The master plan developed by IttenBrechbühl together with the Köniz planning department, provides for a fan-shaped design with existing buildings and those under construction at right angles to each other. The area which has been planned as a mixed zone for work, services and living space, comprises four construction sites which will be developed in stages.

Construction site A will feature an elegant-looking cube with an interior courtyard which is intended for public use on the ground floor and otherwise for service companies.

The façades will feature a few, well-matched projecting and recessed elements with the result that the five-storey block will not look monolithic but will give the impression of gentle motion.

Year 2014
Contact person Christoph Arpagaus
Client Carba Center 30 AG
Architects Itten+Brechbühl AG
Start of construction 2012
Start-up of operations 2014
Floor space 14 211 m2
Construction volume 88 960 m3
Workplaces 500
Photos Andreas Marbot, Burgdorf