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Building Bern

Building Bern

A Guide to Contemporary Architecture 1990-2010

By (author) Werner Huber


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  • Bern is an attractive destination with its historical town centre (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • The city has seen a fast architectural development in recent years, including buildings by Renzo Piano and Daniel Libeskind
  • Only architecture guide on Bern in the market
  • Practical pocket-size
Full Description

The Swiss capital Bern has seen a fast architectural development in recent years. A vast number of new buildings have been constructed and existing ones refurbished and transformed for new purposes. Among the architects whose projects have been realised are names well-known among the the professional community and the enthusiasts of contemporary architecture, such as Diener & Diener, Atelier 5, Burkhalter Sumi or Graber Pulver (all Switzerland), but also the internationally celebrated Renzo Piano and Daniel Libeskind. This pocket guide presents around 80 projects, public and private, realised between 1990 and 2010 in the historic town centre, the surrounding neighbourhoods and the suburbs of Bern. Each building is documented with a short critical essay, photographs especially taken for this book, floor plan and section and a box with key facts and figures. A separate chapter introduces a selection of earlier 20th-century “classics” and an introductory essay on aspects of contemporary architecture and Bern’s building history completes the book.

About the Author

Werner Huber took his degree in architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. He is an editor with the Swiss architecture and design magazine 'Hochparterre' in Zurich.

Scheidegger & Spiess
19th Jan 2010
Paperback / softback
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
185 mm x 105 mm
150 Pages
140 color, 191 b&w
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