Attisholz complex, Riedholz

For 130 years, the Attisholz complex was used for the industrial production of cellulose. Since the end of 2016, Halter Inc. has been working closely with the local and cantonal authorities to transform the site – which is ideally situated – and give it a new purpose and use for the benefit of future generations.

The industrial complex is impressive for the sheer size and volume of the buildings, and the aim is to retain its grandeur as a reminder of an important, if bygone, era.

New residents have already moved in and others are set to follow. Over the next 20 or 30 years, it will transmute into a lively space with an inspiring interplay between residential and working areas, education and research, where residents can live, experience and enjoy their lives in an attractive recreational area on the Aare.

  • Purpose

    Total of 220,000 sq.m of mixed uses, approx. 1200 apartments, approx. 40,000 sq.m of services, commercial and retail premises, cafés and restaurants

  • Architecture

    Co-management and land use planning: Burckhardt&Partner AG; Intermediate use of arena, boulevards, etc.: BA&P Architekten

  • Landowner

    Halter Inc.

  • Implementation

    Third party total contractor (from 2020)

  • Development

    Halter Inc., Developments, Bern

  • Marketing

    open

  • Area

    Core area 170,000 sq.m, farmsteads and agricultural zones 330,000 sq.m

  • Total investment

    CHF 900 million

  • Completion

    2045