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Facts and figures

  • Issue of invitation to tender: 1991.
  • Winning offer accepted: 1993.
  • Approval of project credit: 2001.
  • Approval of construction credit: 20th March 2003.
  • Start of construction: 4th August 2003.
  • Inauguration: 31st July / 1st August 2004.
  • Natural-stone paving: “Gneis” stone from the quarry of Truffer AG in Vals / The Grisons.
  • Surface area = 2,218 square metres / 3,600 flagstones (260 metric tons).
  • New utility conduits (water, sewers, electricity, gas, telecommunications): 5,000 m.
  • Illuminated strip: 33.5 m.
  • Fountain: 26 water jets.
  • Space occupied by fountain operating system: 750 cubic metres.
  • Water output: up to 142 cubic metres per hour.
  • Capacity of re-circulation system: 150 cubic metres per hour.
  • Total cost of re-landscaping: 7.98 million Swiss francs.
  • Cost breakdown:
    Swiss Confederation: 2.3 million francs,
    Die Mobiliar insurance company: 1.7 million francs.
  • Costs met by the City of Bern: 3.98 million francs.
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