Hotel Bern is a historically significant building in the heart of Bern, Switzerland. Built in 1914, the hotel features a well-preserved Jugendstil facade as a reminder of those original times while the interior has evolved to address modern needs. Now transformed into a renowned business and seminar hotel, the property went through a comprehensive renovation in 2020 with durlum supplying double ceilings for all the seminar rooms.

durlum’s double ceilings can be installed entirely without the need for locating brackets. The upper, dark-grey, acoustically effective and foldaway chilled ceiling satisfies all functional requirements. A second metal ceiling was installed below this ceiling with a 56% free cross-section. It snaps into the modular grid of the upper ceiling using springs. The perforated lower ceiling imbues each seminar room with its own distinctive character through the individually styled colour scheme and the seamlessly lightweight visual impression.

The 40mm high PUNTEO-N spots from durlum fit perfectly into the perforation in the lower ceiling and illuminate all of these spaces to optimum effect. The renovation of this truly historical building has successfully created stylish interior spaces with excellent acoustics and atmospheres.

The renovation, which was designed by Jasmin Grego and Stephanie Kühnle Architektur GmbH, featured:

Linear C-channel system S5.7 KS-BR (upper ceiling): Powdercoated in NCS 8500 N (grey); perforated in RG-L29; lined with acoustic fleece; surface area: approx. 500m²

Perforated ceiling (lower ceiling): Powdercoated in seven different colours; perforated in RD-L51; hole diameter of the perforation 20mm; surface area: approx. 500m²

PUNTEO-N spots: Over 700 LED spots; special height approx. 40mm clad in a heat sink; tunable white