Object: BäreTower, Bernstrasse 25, Ostermundigen
Client: Helvetia Versicherungen, Zurich
Total contractor: Halter AG, Gesamtleistungen, Bern
Architects: Burkard Meyer Architekten BSA AG, Baden
Façade planning: Sutter und Weidner Fassadenplanung, Biel
Façade construction: Sottas SA, Bulle
Completion: 2021

BWB finish: Etching – with matte effect E6
BWB procedure: Natural shade; BWB-Argentan 1

The purpose of the Bären Centre, located directly near Ostermundigen train station, is to provide a high-quality, condensed building structure while creating added value for public spaces. The high-rise building is adding a new standard to the existing townscape and setting a striking urban trend.

The tower's colour scheme is defined by the materials used. Profiles in anodised aluminium, coupled with the reflectiveness and shine of the glass sections, give the tower sense of muted elegance.

Photos: Damian Poffet, Bern