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Overall Redevelopment City West, Commissioned Study by the «Amt für Bundesbauten» (department for federal buildings), 1994
In 1994, the “Amt für Bundesbauten” (department for federal buildings) in Bern invited tenders for a comprehensive commissioned study dealing with the subject of the redevelopment of the sixties-constructed building complex “City West” in Bern, where amongst other things the department headquarters were based. It was obvious that the dilapidation in the complete area, the effects of safety problems and a desolate utilization mix called for a solution which could not be limited to merely architectonical measures that were designed to remedy the accumulated maintenance requirements of the superstructure. Thus, Anarchitekton GmbH assembled a planning team which embraced sixteen different disciplines to do justice to all different aspects of the planning objective and was awarded the commission for the overall planning of the “City West” within the frame of a study. A...