Building size1,500,000 sq.ft
StructureReinforced concrete skeleton. Steel structure. Facade with pre-fabricated modular wooden elements and metal
Joint Venture PartnerArchitekt Daniel Libeskind AG, Zurich, with Studio Daniel Libeskind and Burckhardt + Partner AG
Structural EngineerIngenieurgemeinschaft Westside B+S Ingenieur AG / Moor Hauser & Partner AG
Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing EngineerKannewischer Ingenieurbüro (M&E)
Landscape Architect4d AG Landschaftsarchitekten
Lighting DesignerHefti Hess Martignoni Elektro AG
FaçadeEmmer Pfenninger Partner AG
Westside Shopping and Leisure Centre in Bern-Brunnen, Switzerland, is an urban scale architectural project totaling 1.5 million square feet completed by Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG (ADL) with Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL). In addition to the 55 shops, 10 restaurants and bars, hotel, multiplex cinema, indoor water park with wellness center and housing, this mixed-use program radically reinvents the concept of shopping, entertainment and living. With its impressive location above Bern’s A1 highway and its direct connection to the train and transport network, Westside is a meeting place for the whole greater region of Bern.
The building design integrates the landscape and the different directions of the site while providing a unique look to the external areas. Extensive window cuts in varying designs open up the facade. This has the effect of creating a panoramic window for the food court and spa area and a web of natural light for the circulation area. The concept of Westside was to create a public space with day and night facilities, a self-enclosed district offering endless amenities and services and a unique integration of architecture and landscape at a large urban scale.
The project opened in 2008, completed by Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG (ADL) with Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL).