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Paul Klee Center – Bern, Switzerland

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Building: Paul Klee Center
Location: Bern, Switzerland
Completed: 2005
Architect: Renzo Piano
Structural Engineer: Arup (Bob Lang)
MEP Engineer: Arup (Andrew Sedgewick)
Façade: Emmer Pfenninger
Acoustics: Müller BB

AE Interest: Bold curvilinear design; has studios for art education, a 300-seat auditorium for concerts, and a library; arches are made out of bent steel that dig into the earth; amount of natural light going into the building is controlled by exterior blinds; roof was soldered by hand

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Written by Priscilla Nguyen

December 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Posted in Built

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