A custom perforated metal ceiling with integrated lighting was installed in a renovated building at the Bubenbergzentrum station in Bern, Switzerland.

Bubenbergzentrum station, located near the picturesque old town of Bern, is the second largest railway station in Switzerland. A new underground station was being added because the existing one had reached the limits of its capacity. The project included a new station underpass as well as a new main access point by the Bubenbergzentrum station.

The section of the centre affected by this new access point would be replaced by a new building while building section BBZ 8 was retained. Architecturally, the new building and Building 8 would be merged into a single unit.

Ahead of this project, various parts of the existing building were renovated, including its projecting roof. For this renovation project, Patrick Roost Planung Architektur GmbH envisioned an illuminated ceiling that appeared endless while blending inconspicuously into its surroundings.

Working with the architect and Lichtweise GmbH – the lighting planner, durlum developed a special ceiling for this project featuring angular perforation in a seemingly random sequence of irregular holes. Additionally, TANGENTA-Q24 LED light line backlights the metal ceiling and bathes the outside area in a pleasant and homogeneous light while PUNTEO-N spots create individual highlights in the ceiling pattern.

durlum products used in the installation:

Specially perforated metal ceiling in System S7: Panel size: approx. 2,000mm x 600mm [L x W]; surface: RAL 9006; incl. storm clip for external areas; surface area: approx. 250m²

TANGENTA-Q24: LED linear lighting to backlight the metal ceiling; surface area: 220 linear metres

PUNTEO-N 1x1 S07: Integrated tunable white LED spots for direct lighting; quantity: 77 pieces