Office and Administration Building Sulgeneckstrasse 70/70a , Berne

The building at Sulgeneckstrasse 70/70a in Bern has to be completely renovated. It was constructed in 1974/1975 by Itten+Brechbühl AG and used as its headquarters. Today it is under landmark protection. The tenant, the cantonal education department, needs 125 additional workplaces and therefore the 4th floor will be converted from residential to office use.

The building is characterised by the cantilevered exposed concrete elements and a glass façade with a distinctive delicate metal structure, which must be preserved or almost identically replaced, as well as the landscaped entrance area with a pond extending to the façade and the restaurant with its generous outdoor area on the first floor. 

The planned work includes earthquake protection, the renovation of the fire protection system, removal of hazardous materials and energy optimisation. The overall workplace quality has to be improved and the rooms must be fully handicapped-accessible.

Contact person Christoph Arpagaus
Client Amt für Grundstücke und Gebäude (AGG)
Architect / General panner Itten+Brechbühl AG
Project start 2018
Start of operation 2023