Kuppel über Bern (Dome over Bern)

Renovation of the Parliament Building, 2006 – 2008

This film tells inside stories from the first extensive round of renovations at Switzerland’s Parliament Building, which is over 100 years old. The Bern architectural firm Aebi & Vincent was responsible for carrying out the project. Between 2006 and 2008, restorers working in the manner of archeologists uncovered historic vaulted ceilings and used their skills to return them to their former glory. Kuppel über Bern (Dome over Bern) is a kaleidoscopic depiction of the surprising, extraordinary feats of craftsmanship that that made the renovations possible – and provided the Swiss parliament with a home worthy of it stature.

40 Min, stereo, color, HD 4:2:2/Bluray/DVD
Subtitles: German, French

Excerpts: Kuppel über Bern (The Swiss Parliament Building) – a film by Juerg Neuenschwander from Container TV AG on Vimeo.

Kuppel über Bern (Dome over Bern)
Production Container Film AG
On behalf Bundesamt für Bauten und Logistik BBL
Director Juerg Neuenschwander
Consultation Thomas Telley, Aebi & Vincent Architekten
Director of photography Steff Bossert, Manuel Schüpfer, Philippe Cordey, Stéphane Kuthy, Pierre Mennel, Ueli Grossenbacher
Sound Balthasar Jucker, Peter von Siebenthal, Projektstudio GmbH, Ruedi Guyer
Editor Jürg Krebs, Kathrin Suhren
Sound-Design Peter von Siebenthal, Projektstudio GmbH
Assistant production Stéphanie Eberle
Production manager Anna Fanzun

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