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The Halen Estate is a housing development near Berne, Switzerland. It was designed and built by the Atelier 5 architectural partnership from 1957 to 1961. Located in a wooded area north of the city, the development is an important example of 20th century Modernist architecture , and as such is listed on the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.
Halen Estate comprises 81 privately owned houses arranged in three terraces. Built on a hillside, the terraces are reminiscent of steps. The development, quite dense, is also home to a swimming pool and other communal amenities. Most of the buildings are large 3,80m and presents three different levels organized in different cases. The southern part has a ground floor with garden and one bedroom, on the mid level there is the living area, then there is the third level where again we find one bedroom and services.

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