Werkhof Loveresse: An Elegant Building made of Swiss Wood



The new plant yard in Loveresse in the Bernese Jura was recently put into operation after a construction period of around 15 months. The 150-meter-long wooden building replaces various factory yards in the canton.

The cantonal road network in the Bernjurass part of the Vallée de Tavannes, which covers some 120 kilometres, is serviced from Loveresse. In addition, the 27-kilometre-long section of the A16 Transjurane-South, which was opened at the beginning of April, is also maintained from here. 35 people work in the new plant yard, which serves as a base for the Civil Engineering Office of the Canton of Berne and the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO).  

The new Werkhof, which was recently officially inaugurated in the presence of Barbara Egger-Jenzer, member of the Bernese government, is 150 meters long. The light and elegant wooden building has been designed as a single linear hall and blends in well with the Jura valley floor. 

All uses are now united under one roof in the new building. These include a large car park for the vehicles, a salt store, a washroom, a locksmith's shop, and a mechanics' workshop. The Werkhof also houses individual and open-plan offices, cloakrooms, sanitary rooms and an archive. The heart of the Werkhof is the cafeteria, which is located directly above the entrance. From this meeting point, employees can see both the interior of the Werkhof and the surrounding Jura landscape.

Wood from local forests 

For the new factory yard in the Bernese Jura 1800 cubic meters of wood were used, most of it grown in Swiss forests. Timbatec was responsible for timber construction and fire protection planning at Werkhof in Loveresse.

More information about Werkhof Loveresse here.



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