Biel/Bienne Aarbergstrasse 112

The research competence area Dencity and the master’s degree programme in Architecture have brought to life the Stadtlabor Biel at the Volkshaus in Biel, an architectural symbol of the “Neues Bauen” of the 1930s.

The premises comprise office and workspaces, meeting and seminar areas, and a library. The flexible room structure enables close exchange between research and teaching and also provides space for events and exhibitions. The ground floor, with its large display window, offers a glimpse into the students day-to-day life and encourages impromptu visits by interested parties.

Opening hours

No regular opening hours. The premises are accessible when the employees are present.








Location + Arrival

Arrival by public transport

The Stadtlabor Biel lies within a 3-minute walk from Biel main railway station. Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 to Guisanplatz

Arrival by car

No parking spaces are available at the Stadtlabor Biel. Parking is available in the “Bahnhofparking” (railway station parking).

If you plan a longer stay, you can park in a “blue zone” parking space with a “Blue Zone Day Ticket”. Cost: CHF 7.– per day. Such parking cards are also available online.

City of Biel – Blue Zone Day Ticket (in German)


Ground floor

  • Workshop area for students
  • Seminar area for events
  • Office workstations and meeting facilities
  • Library


  • Workstations for students
  • Meeting room

Space rental

The premises can be rented on request. A connection to Bern University of Applied Sciences is required, preferably in the field of architecture, housing development and infrastructure, or in relation to our urban laboratory.