Bundeshaus, Bern (Switzerland)
Democracies, dictatorships, conservative and liberal parties – governments are influenced by many and varied forces. But what most of them have in common is an imposing parliament building – a magnificent historical structure whose grandeur and symbolism are exceeded only by that of cathedrals. The well-known Parliament building in Bern, known colloquially as the Bundeshaus, also belongs in this category. Completed in 1902, it has been rebuilt many times in its more than 100 years of use. But with its latest renovation, the resulting patchwork has given way to a unified, lasting solution. In the process, the designers had to find the right balance between modern parliamentary operations and landmark preservation considerations – a requirement that is perfectly suited to USM Haller. The modular furniture system harmoniously integrates into both the modern rebuilt offices and the historic rooms and halls, and thus, in its own way, also represents a little piece of Switzerland.