Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (IBMM) at the University of Bern

Conversion for temporary use

The 1963 building at no. 5 Gertrud-Woker-Strasse, a three-storey cubic structure built in concrete, will be temporarily used by the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (IBMM) at the University of Bern from 2016 until around 2022. Accordingly, the conversion was performed with the smallest possible impact and at low cost while still fulfilling the requirements of a level 3 biosafety laboratory.

The main challenge was to implement the safety requirements of a level 3 laboratory with extensive technical systems in the existing building and in compliance with the cost ceiling and deadlines. IttenBrechbühl achieved all of this with great precision – much to the satisfaction of the client.

 

Contact person Christoph Arpagaus
Client Amt für Grundstücke und Gebäude–AGG
Architect Itten+Brechbühl AG
Planning 2014-2015
Start of construction September 2015
Start of operation June 2016
Floor area 1235 m2
Construction volume 6700 m3
Photos Philipp Zinniker, Bern