Football Stadium, Thun BE

The Panorama Center - an urban landmark

The linear building shell, flexibility for tenants and an interior flooded with light - these are the outstanding features of the shopping centre which forms a striking urban ensemble with the stadium.

The centre makes a compact, almost monolithic impression. Its signature incision along its whole length forms a generous entrance sphere. Wrapped in aluminium, the building looks very high-tec. At the same time, the material reacts sensitively to its surroundings and the light. The openings appear like a barcode with the lines condensing and spreading.

The mall connects the parking level with the two shopping floors. It offers a neutral stage for the shops. Funnels capture the light and create a bright, pleasant atmosphere.

Year 2011
Contact person Christoph Arpagaus
Client HRS Real Estate AG
General planner Itten+Brechbühl AG
Architects Itten+Brechbühl AG
Brügger Architekten AG
pool Architekten
Planning 2007–2009
Start of construction 2009
Start of operation 2011
Mixed-use facilities Floor area 33 750 m2
Construction volume 306 000 m3
Spectator seats 10 000
Parking spaces 900
Environmental certification Minergie Standard
Photos Philipp Zinniker, Bern

Website Stockhorn Arena Thun