Barcode Architects presented today their competition entry for the new headquarter campus of the Swiss Federal Department of Environment, Transportation, Energy and Communication (UVEK).
The new UVEK–campus is located in the green belt surrounding the country’s capital city of Bern. The master plan for the campus consists out of a chain of buildings in a mixture with green fields, vegetated courtyards and interior plaza’s. A lively pedestrian routing forms the backbone of the campus and links the diverse interior and exterior spaces.
The new Verwaltungsgebäude will be the centerpiece in this future urban campus. The new building is arranged around a series of inner green courtyards, while the central pedestrian route crosses east-west through the building, making it an integrated part of the campus development. The architecture of the new headquarters expresses a dynamic company culture of knowledge sharing, social identity, transparency and sustainability. The prominent curved facade forms the main entrance, opening symbolically as a large, welcoming gate and reflecting the surrounding landscape.
Status: Competition Entry
Location: Bern, CH
My Role: Architect