Expansion of SBB and RBS Bern railway station in VR (2017–2018)
with Ludic GmbH
for Schweizerischen Bundesbahnen SBB
and Regnionalverkehr Bern-Solothurn RBS
SBB and RBS are rebuilding the Bern railway station until 2025. The new pedestrian underpass ‘Unterführung Mitte’, access points at the Länggasse, the Bubenbergplatz and a passageway at the Welle as well as a new RBS railway station are being built.
In Virtual Reality (VR) the future Bern railway station can already be visited today.
For SBB and RBS, ikonaut worked together with Ludic GmbH on modelling, texturing and interactivity of the application. A version with extended functions is used by SBB to test the use of VR in the planning and development process. It allows users to adjust materials, measure distances and simulate visitor flows. Important decisions are therefore to be made more soundly and expensive construction errors are to be avoided at an early stage.