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
Photos Philipp Zinniker, Bern

Website Stockhorn Arena Thun