Photo: Cilla Jecklin 1995
Mock up photo: Anarchitekton GmbH 1995
Mock up photo: Anarchitekton GmbH 1995
Mock up photo: Anarchitekton GmbH 1995
Mock up photo: Anarchitekton GmbH 1995
Photo: Cilla Jecklin 1995

The Gateway to the Emmental
In 1995, Anarchitekton Bern and Basel was invited to realize a comprehensive commissioned study for the station precinct of the city of Burgdorf. A wholesaler planned to establish extensive new store facilities amidst a traditionally structured workers’ colony from the early 20th century. Anarchitekton suggested locating the infrastructures for the wholesaler in the basement of the available area and to visualize and clarify the importance of Burgdorf as “Gateway to the Emmental” by means of the surface buildings. The result of these reflections was a specific structure of buildings reserved for residential and retail purposes developed for this area: Wooden buildings reminiscent of gigantic barrels from rural customs with spaces between them that –similar to a market hall– granted a common accessibility of the retail and wholesale infrastructures. Within the further surroundings of the planning area, the references to Burgdorf as “Gateway to the Emmental”...

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Mock up photo: Anarchitekton GmbH 1995
Mock up photo: Anarchitekton GmbH 1995
Mock up photo: Anarchitekton GmbH 1995
Mock up photo: Anarchitekton GmbH 1995
Mock up photo: Anarchitekton GmbH 1995
Diagram overall plan 1995
Diagram greening 1995
Diagram shopping center 1995