Statistical District of Bern
|Coordinates||598 689 / 198 480|
|height||544- 579 m|
|Population density||6514 inhabitants / km²|
|Proportion of foreigners||9.9% (2019)|
|Unemployment rate||2.7% (2016)|
Hardegg / Weissenstein
Common district in Bern
Weissenstein is Bern's statistical district 13 in district III ( Mattenhof-Weissenbühl ) and at the same time the identical common district Hardegg / Weissenstein . Hardegg is a residential development realized from 2003-2008, designed by the architects Matti Ragaz Hitz , Liebefeld under the building contractor of the Brünnen-Eichholz building cooperative, Bern. In 2009 it received the Atu-prix for Bernese building culture.
Neighboring quarters are Fischermätteli , Mattenhof and Steinhölzli / Weissenbühl . In the south it forms the city limit from Bern to Köniz or Liebefeld .
Weissenstein or Hardegg / Weissenstein has an area of 35 hectares , on which 2340 people (2109 Swiss, 231 foreigners) live (2019). The quarter has a relatively low proportion of foreigners for the city of 12.5% and is home to FC Weissenstein.
The streetscape is characterized by avenue axes and central squares that support the planned checkerboard pattern of the settlement. The main traffic axes are Schwarzenburgstrasse (east), Weissensteinstrasse (north) and Könizstrasse (west). In the south there are green areas as well as the former Hunziker area , where gravel was extracted in the past and a large-scale development with residential houses will take place until 2008. The Könizbergwald and the Steinhölzli , another piece of forest, are in the immediate vicinity. The connection to local public transport is provided by nearby stops on Bernmobil lines 6, 10 and 17.
The name Weissenstein derives from an 18th century country estate, which is now located at Hauensteinweg 12. A railway workers' settlement was built here from 1919 to 1925; the plans came from Franz Trachsel and Otto Ingold .
- ↑ Hardegg residential development, Bern: Relaxed closeness to nature on swiss-architects.com
- ↑ Hardegg housing development , Bern Award 2009 on atu-prix.ch
- ↑ Interactive city map of the city of Bern (selection under "Topics")
- ↑ Resident population 2019 (PDF, 4.3 MB) City of Bern, March 2020, pp. 5 and 14 , accessed on March 29, 2020 .
- ↑ 2010 yearbook (PDF; 6.5 MB) page 36.