The University of Bern’s UniS Building provides a welcoming space for the ICRD 2017. UniS is located within walking distance to the western exit from the main train station.
UniS is a former maternity hospital. The constructional requirements for hospitals change constantly, rapidly, and often in unpredictable ways. As a result, UniS has a varied architectural history that is still largely visible in the renovated and supplemented complex.
Today, the complex is connected by a glazed inner courtyard. This will be the central meeting area of the ICRD 2017. Have a look at the University of Bern’s architectural guide to learn more about the history of UniS.