Projects

The only amusement park in the GDR at the time is being carefully awakened from its sleep as a "lost place" and transformed into an extraordinary park complex on around 21 hectares. We are delighted to be working with dan pearlman Erlebnisarchitektur to develop this special place at the crossroads of art, culture and nature over the next few years.
The new water playground in the middle of the Plänterwald has become an “ocean whirlpool” that enables people to enjoy a range of play options and wooden platforms situated around a central water labyrinth. A one-of-a-kind leisure time offer for both young and old.
The former commercial area to the west of the Munich - Ingolstadt railway line, close to the Allach and Untermenzing S-Bahn stations, is being restructured into a mixed-use residential quarter.
Cold air corridors and easily accessible, high-quality green spaces contribute significantly to a pleasant settlement climate. For the Werdenberg-Liechtenstein agglomeration, we are developing principles, fields of action and measures for heat-adapted settlement development.
Together with e2a Architekten, we developed ideas and visions for the southern entrance to Hamburg for the urban development test planning procedure. At the centre is a bridge park spanning the Elbe with diverse connections to the surrounding neighbourhoods.
The design for the Taubenloch park in Bad Tölz envisaged visually opening up the existing park and creating a direct link to the Isar flowing past by removing hedges and fences running parallel to the riverbank. In addition, the embankment was made accessible to visitors and equipped with seating in the form of boulders and seating walls.
In the Elinor-Ostrom-Park, we have used a loose framework of trees to define open clearings in the park that facilitate a view of the surrounding urban spaces and the elevated railway line. The elevated railway links the different sections of the park as a spatial backbone and route for urban uses.
The planning area is located between the S-Bahn station and the historic town center in Munich's Aubing district. It borders on residential areas of various origins and the wide meadow landscape of the “Aubinger Lohe” forest area. Through its precise spatial formation, the scenic urban design leads through the area and sets accents at the right places.
Detailed design and construction management for the new construction of 390 residential units, commercial and daycare center in Munich-Haidhausen with courtyard on underground parking and shared roof terraces.
The open space concept incorporates the basic principles of the architecture. Islands of vegetation at the main entrance clearly separate the individual functions. Basic access for vehicles to the plot of land is concentrated along the building so as to be able to create a high-quality space for spending time along the ship canal with promenade.
New construction of a school campus with grammar school, secondary school, primary school and special school, "central center" and a public park, incl. urban development concept.
Where the Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein Rivers flow together, the second bridge over the Hinterrhein for two-lane development supplements the existing, landmarked lattice framework bridge.
Construction of a new public park with play areas for different age groups, bicycle path connection and sunbathing lawn
Refurbishment and redesign of the central campus surfaces and underground car park
Reorganisation of the sports areas at the TU Campus Garching with new basketball court, beach volleyball courts, bouldering facility and table tennis
Redesign of outdoor facilities in the course of renovation and new construction of the BayWa headquarters in Munich Bogenhausen.
New construction of four high-rise buildings including KITA, outdoor facilities largely on underground parking, access roads and pathways.
Passage and outdoor facilities at the new construction of an office building with underground car park.
Redesign of the outdoor facilities in the course of the revitalisation of the listed monastery area
The bungalows were built for the female athletes to use during the 1972 Olympic Games. Since then, they have served as student accommodation. For the necessary redevelopment of the neighborhood, we worked with bogevischs buero to redevelop the architectural and open space typologies based on the existing buildings.
The planning for Andermatt Mitte aims to exploit the village's potential and create a diverse, easily accessible center. The development takes into account the existing central features in Andermatt, including the historic village center, the central train station adjacent to the Chedi and the new Andermatt Reuss resort.
A "sponge oasis" for the main street in Freilassing summarizes the goals for the redesign in terms of content: bioclimatically adapted, with new experiences for all generations, and flexibly designed with regard to future transformations.
The historic train station will be transformed into an attractive and contemporary space. Covered waiting areas, seating and a safe connection to the CU area will create an appealing and sustainable environment. The plaza will be clearer and friendlier, with a transparent station roof, outdoor dining and a grove of trees. There is also space for bicycles and a bus loop with green areas. The green design helps improve the settlement climate and promotes biodiversity.
The concept for the redevelopment of the historic industrial site, Rasselstein Areal in Neuwied, is deliberately aimed at a sustainable strategy in dealing with land consumption. The aim is to preserve and reactivate the natural space as far as possible and to combine this with local densification and the construction of high-quality housing.
The relocation of the train station will create an attractive open space in Davos Dorf. Quality open spaces will be created, such as a spacious station forecourt, a magnificent spa park and an inviting promenade. The planning aims at a climate-adapted urban development with sustainable green spaces, renaturation of the river course and infiltration-capable areas to absorb rainwater. The open space concept has a high ecological value and contributes to the well-being of the population and visitors.
Restricted competition "New residential complex on Obere Pfalzgrafstraße, Erna Angerbach lives in the countryside".
Competition success: We are very pleased to have won 3rd place in the two-stage competition "Masterplan Mainau 2040 mit Palmenhaus" together with Henning Larsen Architects. Special congratulations to our editors Regine Keller, Franz Damm, Annika Sailer, Silvia Benedito, Dantong Su, Marcia Rosenheinrich and Laura Stoib.
An integral design for the urban space between the main station and Central was developed under the motto "large-scale clean-up". The Masterplan 2050 envisages enormous space gains for pedestrians, beautiful historic buildings, an attractive bicycle network and more well-being. Car traffic will be reduced.
Pratteln is undergoing an intensive transformation. A new open space framework is being developed to meet climatic requirements, access and traffic functions. Additional public open spaces are being created in dense areas and underserved areas. Measures such as cold air corridors, unsealing and greening will reduce heat islands and strengthen the connection to the landscape.
The total volume was distributed over several buildings. On the one hand to adapt the plant to a human scale, on the other hand the building complex fits better into the existing building structures.
In the course of the master plan for the Oberwetzikon center, short-term, low-threshold, cost-effective and quickly implementable measures were developed at the request of the client.
Bahnhofsstrasse is being redesigned in accordance with the 2016 urban development concept. The population can get involved during the project development via the participation processes. The focus is on non-motorized traffic and the improvement of the quality of stay through square design. The aim is to achieve a high-quality streetscape design. Supplementary tree plantings support the character of the neighborhood and improve the urban climate.
The station square in Domat Ems is to be modernized in terms of function and design. The area will span from Gassa Surò to Gassa Sutò and include Plazza Staziun, Via Rezia and Plaz Resga.
The lifeline of Stein am Rhein has always been the pier. Where transport ships used to dock, today it is tourist boats with groups of tourists. The place changed periodically according to the needs.
The Prime Tower at the Hardbrücke traffic junction in Zurich West is still the most visible witness to the transformation of the Maag site from an industrial location to a mixed-use neighborhood.
The open square in front of the station becomes a meeting point and hub in the city center. Important traffic flows converge here. Structure and clarity create an overview and safety.
The new garden city in Beelitz Heilstätten will combine single-family and multi-family homes with imposing listed buildings, compact woodland with rest and play facilities and a newly planned low-traffic infrastructure in an extraordinary combination. A multifunctional market place and the new lake with promenade will additionally promote the local identity.
High-quality open spaces are being created around the impressive listed building, which, in addition to their high degree of required and variable functionality, in particular realise a design language that connects the entire quarter with park-like outdoor facilities in keeping with the listed building.
The new residential estate in Triftstrasse in Berlin-Pankow, which is surrounded by woodland, is characterised by the special feature of the lived-in community and the child-friendly, low-traffic concept. In addition, the demand for optimal resource conservation is implemented through central energy supply and rainwater management as well as climate-friendly aspects through green roofs and façades, the least possible sealing or native building and vegetation selection.
A loose structure of trees that again and again offers views of the surrounding urban spaces frames the central clearing in the new district park. A striking, spacious entrance area anchors the park on Thurgauerstrasse.
As part of the restructuring of the Berlin Zoo, geographical thematic focuses are being implemented. Together with zoologists, we are developing the new "Himalayan Mountainscape" with its characteristic animals, landscapes and habitats.
The new market square in Entlebuch, directly opposite the village church, has given back a new public centre to the living community of the village area. Where there were cars before, village life can now once again unfold in all its diversity.
The proposed design affirms the site as a new centrality for the municipality of Grand-Saconnex. At the intersection of two main axes, the square will be a new focal point for Grand-Saconnex. This centrality is confirmed by the tram line and stop and becomes an important transitional space for the residents and visitors of the neighbourhood.
In the `Dörfli Wagerenhof`, the value of the open space is of great importance to the residents. People live and work in the houses and workshops, which are embedded in an interconnected green park space. The park makes a significant contribution to the well-being of the people.
A linear boulevard in the open spaces will connect the new school and gymnasium with the existing school and day-care buildings and enliven them. The surrounding open space will be extensively developed and all rainwater will be infiltrated on site via open troughs and infiltration trenches.
On the occasion of the renovation of the shore walls, the dilapidated structures were dismantled and a near-natural shallow shore was created, which can be used by the population as a bathing beach and at the same time offers a diverse habitat for flora and fauna.
An autobahn tunnel in the direction of Kriens is supposed to relieve pressure on the city center of Lucerne in the future. Instead of being a mere infrastructure facility, the new Grosshof Bridge at the southern entrance to the tunnel will become a multifunctional building with an autobahn and a park on the roof.
The new building of the State and Municipal Library forms a new, cohesive urban-planning figure along with the existing building. A homogeneous carpet of surfacing material consisting of paving with good traction frames the combined building structures and incorporates the entrance area of the neighboring Maria Theresia Gymnasium in a coherent way.
For the project of the century we can contribute our know-how in the cooperation of complex tasks and large teams. We are working on all side areas on the city level that are necessary for the freeway enclosure to fit into the neighborhood.
Extensively landscaped roof gardens over many floors and partial buildings and a generous garden courtyard for playing and lingering enhance this organically shaped residential building in the middle of the big city to an oasis of peace and relaxation.
The low-traffic open spaces of the entire Einstein Quarter near Potsdam's main railway station will bring together the most diverse user groups from the buildings and also visitors to the adjacent riverside promenade through a uniform design concept.
The clear architecture of the new SupraFAB building reflects the precise science of the resident biologists, physicists and chemists, and the spacious and topographically elaborated open space is a clear contrast to nature.
A journey through time and the senses: Barrier-free learning, discovering and lingering in a restored yield garden and a historic house from 1768.
With the summer flower and perennial garden, we have developed a special garden in Treptower Park further based on the existing park maintenance plan in a contemporary way—with special consideration given to a sustainable choice of plants and the renovation of the original structural elements based on guidelines for historical monument protection.
A suitable planning instrument is to be used to ensure the quality open space development of the area for the next 20 years. 12 main topics are elaborated under the aspects of use, design and ecology and their implementation is described in detail and shown by means of pictograms.
Preparatory study with analysis, framework planning, integrated action and development concept, citizen participation as part of the Socially Integrative City funding programme.
The urban space concept proposes goals, design approaches and possible uses for upgrading public urban spaces in Lucerne and visualises this potential using selected open spaces as examples.
With the green and open space concept that we developed, the city of Rapperswil-Jona can improve and develop its range of open spaces and interconnect them more optimally for an increasing number of residents.
A new Chilbiplatz is supposed to emerge in the center of Egg. In a study commission for prequalification, the jury selected our project from the five works submitted and authorized it for further development.
The newly designed open spaces consisting of a square for breaks, an entrance square, a parking lot, a sports area, and a kindergarten utilize the site in an optimal way thanks to a clever arrangement and make reference to the utilization areas in the new school building.
In close proximity to the `Gartenstadt Falkenberg` UNESCO World Heritage Site, constructed by Bruno Taut in 1913–15, with open spaces by Ludwig Lesser, the spirit of modernism lives on in the expansion of the housing estate. The new development area is divided into smaller residential quarters that merge with the adjacent park.
The spa resort Bad Salzungen is being given a new and attractive connection between the train station and the town center with the rearrangement of the train station area, the modernization of the station building, and the new planning of Goethepark.
Holzer Kobler Architekten have gently nestled the residential buildings into the hillside. The topography and the existing vegetation shape the outdoor space. A lawn with flowers stretches between the edge of the forest and the buildings as a continuous carpet. Tall meadow grasses shield the private sitting areas. A playground is situated at the edge of the forest.
An oasis for communal living has been realized in the middle of the lively Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg. A spacious, intensively planted roof area takes up this idea and explores the landscape architecture potentials of this form of housing.
With new, representative outdoor spaces for the watch producer Patek Philippe, we have significantly improved the quality of life for the people who work there. A “Salon Vert” consisting of shade-giving trees supplements a sunny public square with a circular water element.
At the edge of the city, a path leads to a sitting area. What seems to be unspoiled nature was once an overgrown waste disposal site. With only a few interventions, it is now a garden. A book box holds garden books as inspiration for reflecting on “nature.” “Si vous possédez une bibliothèque et un jardin, vous avez tout ce qu’il vous faut .” Cicero, Epistulae ad familiares IX, 4, à Varro (rédigées entre 63 et 43 av. J.-C)
The renovation of the Cleric cantonal school resulted in the creation of additional school spaces. A loose grove of oak trees frames the open space consisting of clear zones for arriving and spending time. A seating landscape opens up a view of the school garden with its thematic gardens.
The Experimenta in Heilbronn has been expanded with a spectacular new building. Embedded in a serene, park-like landscape, a varied public square, from which steps lead down toward the water, stretches between the existing building and new Science Dome.
The new library in Heidenheim forms a unique, sculptural urban building block surrounded by a bright public square space and streetscape. Planted areas structure the elongated area of the public square by taking up the projections in the building silhouette.
As a future, urban (development) hinge between Biel and Nidau, a new piece of the city is growing on the shore/shoreline/bank of Lake Biel. Embedded between the harbor of Biel and the Zihl channel in the north as well as the Nidau-Büren channel in the south, the new lake district responds to various spatial urban and landscape needs.
A city in constant transformation. In an interdisciplinary workshop, a design guideline was developed for Cologne's cultural mile, with a wide variety of uses in overlapping zones.
Spatial planning development concept for 8 communities (City of Germering, City of Munich, City of Starnberg, Municipality Gauting, Municipality Gräfelfing,  Municipality Krailling, Municipality Neuried, Municipality Planegg)
The master plan combines an assessment and reorganization of the existing qualities of the park with a new museum building. The open space develops from a former garden show to a complex theme park in connection with the exhibition grounds, the River Warnow, and the museum.
The Burgerspital with its inner courtyards is considered to be one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings in Bern. The large inner courtyard was created in the first half of the eighteenth century. It was remodeled several times in the nineteenth and twentieth century. There are only a few informative archival documents, which are now being interpreted atmospherically. The stringent basic architectonic form of the Baroque courtyard is being continued with clipped, high-trunk lindens alternating with potted plants and sunken squares of lawn.
The new housing development is situated on the southern side of a flourishing moraine. It reacts to the naturally rolling terrain and forms a flowing transition to the open landscape. The positioning of the architecture emphasizes the entrance along with the preserved buildings of the hamlet. The square is strengthened spatially by means of plantings of trees.
The sky above and the city below! With “The Circle,” a new part of the city that is supposed to merge with the adjacent recreation space of the Butzenbüel is being created at Zurich Airport. City and landscape enter into a productive spatial dialogue.
Redesign of a town square with public participation
The positioning of the new school building within the existing structure facilitates the design of a spacious, south-facing schoolyard, which is now framed by façades on three sides. What arises topographically is a careful play on two levels linked by seating steps with a view of the lake. The overall appearance of the existing planting has been enhanced by means of new plantings.
On the former landfill site, life is awakening again in the new single-family and multi-family houses and their open spaces. The specific location allows us to react differently on all sides and design different open spaces.
We elaborated the different atmospheres of the two villa gardens. The sunny, extroverted garden captivates with its elevated terrace with a view of the lake. In the shady garden, intimate seating areas are embedded in sumptuous plantings of perennials.
High-quality housing has been created on the site of the former paper factory directly next to the lake. Extensive, garden-like plantings of perennials and grasses make reference to the water and provide privacy, while preserving a free view of the lake.
Conversion of a site for inner-city residential and commercial use - The protected building stock was supplemented by new buildings
Open competition for open space planning with realization and idea part
Every four years, the city of Opfikon has to invite tenders for the gardening work at its cemetery in a public procedure. We were able to develop the planning work and the specifications with enclosures for this and successfully carry out the tender.
A new grove of Honey locust trees (Gleditsia) enfolds the area of Neudorf and unites the fragmented bits into a new coherent urban quarter.
Redesign of the inner courtyard in the course of the overall renovation
New institute building with inner courtyards at different levels
The promenade with one avenue connects the bank of the Rhine with the adjacent urban spaces. Sight windows mark the cross streets and lead into the city. In front of the Altstadt, terraced steps invite spending time. The various embankments are retained. Gravel deposits characterize the slip face and provide a valuable habitat for flora, fauna, and site for nature lovers.
The characteristic natural stone carpet and the old lime tree with the fountain basin have been retained. Unnecessary items have been removed. A group of young lime trees and a water fountain set into the ground create a new place to meet. The multi-functionality of the square is reinforced.
Within the framework of the rebuilding of “Coop City,” Bundesplatz in the heart of Zug is being redesigned and upgraded using simple tools. An attractive, private outdoor space has been created for the new apartments on the roof of the department store.
Paths, functions, and green areas are interwoven in an orthogonal system to create a geometrical-abstract picture. It is the result of a mixing of art and everyday life—a subtle invitation to question conventional ways of seeing things.
The Ethnographic Museum has been given a new urban garden on top of the underground exhibition hall. Benches and lawn areas invite strolling and relaxing beneath a loosely planted grove of flowering trees.
The park on the southern arm of the Elbe, which was honored as an excellence project of the IBA Hamburg, owes its five-pointed shape to the Castle Island, which was previously framed by bastions. Plantings of trees accentuate the view of the fragment of the castle and once again produce a reference to the water.
We structured the transport hubs into an open, vibrant public square and a calm, contemplative park area by clarifying and strengthening the edges of the space. The location is thus characterized by very diverse qualities in a limited space.
Concept and urban land use planning for high-rise buildings with office and hotel use at the eastern city entrance of Munich.
Ninety oaks as an allegory for ecology and permanence and around eighty additional primarily indigenous trees shape the open space of the housing development constructed according to Minergie P-Eco and A-Eco standards. The extremely diverse areas for spending time encourage exchange between the generations. The rainwater seeps into the ground predominantly on-site.
The new replacement building for the single-family house in the agricultural zone retains its scenic character: large meadow areas, individual large trees, three columnar poplars at the entrance gate and a wild fruit hedge surrounding the garden to the street side. Various view axes into the wider surroundings strengthen the unique panoramic position. The area near the house is designed more intensively and with a clearer language of forms.
The redesign takes into account the legacy of Ernst Cramer: the formative concrete planter boxes, wall beds, and lawn theater have been retained. Spacious, park-like surroundings extend around the old trees so as to provide space.
Within the substance of the cemetery that is worth protecting, basic elements like the striking avenue have been reinforced anew; the fields of flat graves, in contrast, have been rearranged. Seating areas with cedars invite contemplation. The eastern part has been supplemented with new forms of burial.
The railway station forecourt, which was awarded the FLUX Swiss mobility prize in 2019, is the most heavily frequented public transport hub in Eastern Switzerland. The openly designed public square is simultaneously one of the most important urban spaces in St.Gallen.
We have developed a location-defining outdoor space with simple types of open spaces for the new site based on the potentials of the landscape of Zug. Open spaces for children to play and adults to relax have been created within the eventful topography.
In the North of the city of Idstein, near to the center characterized by its historical framework houses, the ancient "Hexenturm" (= Witch tower) and the renaissance castle a post-war living area will be reconstructed. The site is located between the recreational area of the 'Wörsbachaue’ (flood plain of the river Wörsbach) in the East and the "Limburger Straße" a superior street in the West.
The plain was once made usable by farmers through intensive drainage pipes. We have brought back the stream, which had been culverted in this way, and made it an identity-forming element of the area in a near-natural way.
A square with reduced traffic, which radiates an elegant expansiveness with its light-colored surface and the high-crowned plane trees, connects the city and the lake.
With its magnificent inventory of trees, the open spaces of the Bundesarchiv (Federal Archive) form a welcome oasis in the orthogonal pattern of the perimeter block development. The central axis is accentuated with a pool of water.
New construction of triple sports hall with general classrooms, children's and youth centre and football pitch
Vision of a built utopia - The new centre of Neuperlach adapts the idealism of the 70s. The City Crown, the square and the urban landscape built the vision for the new centre of the urban district, which itself is a built utopia.
Along with the entrance, the angularly positioned buildings at the headquarters of the company 4B Fenster & Fassaden form a forecourt with a large pool of water in the shade of trees that invites spending time and observing.
Horb connects: a band of color forms the backbone of the green project and moves in a gentle arc along the Neckar floodplain. It twists and curves in all three dimensions and thus facilitates various spaces for experiencing the project.
The small home garden at the foot of the magnificent Mythen massif welcomes with rose and water lily terraces that lead over two stories to the entrance and further through an herb garden to the residential garden. A grassy path leads through an orchard to an outlook bench situated high over the garden.
The valuable “Elfenau” garden monument has been upgraded by means of careful renovation and modified maintenance. By opening up overgrown visual connections, planting the meadows in a theatrical manner, and renovating the fountain, we have made it possible to experience the ideas behind the landscape garden once again.
The former industrial site left behind a magnificent nature park with ponds. We have realized three outdoor spaces near the new residential development interspersed in the park by supplementing the existing inventory with flowering meadows and trees and areas for playing and spending time.
The new retirement center, located directly in the center of Birmensdorf, blends harmoniously into the local fabric thanks to its dimensions and the surrounding green spaces. The garden is characterized by perennial, lawn and recreational areas.
A loosely spaced grove of trees connects various locations and functions. It creates a pleasant atmosphere and provides the district with a new identity.
In front of the Haus zum Brunnen is a sunny cushion of grass with Golden Chain trees. In the center is the entry courtyard with a granite fountain. Steps lead to the shady garden behind the house with yews and smoke tree.
Curved terraces overcome the striking difference in height between the Rhine River and the Novartis campus. The design vocabulary developed based on the flow of the river creates a special sort of riverbank promenade.
The private garden is framed by plantings of grasses and perennials. At its center lies a pool with areas for sitting and grilling near the neighboring basin of water lilies. We have positioned a tulip tree with a tall trunk on the lawn. Three low cushions of yews create caesuras.
Since the redesign, the public park has been characterised by menhirs, which give the park a unique, identity-creating feature in the Munich park landscape.
The existing inventory of trees and the topography provide the framework and the key elements in the future park situated in the extension of the city of Tripoli. A pine forest, a new lake, and clearings, which contrast with the cool shade of the forest, make possible all the activities that a lively city park needs.
The SS shooting range in Hebertshausen is a place of victims and perpetrators. Located not far from the Dachau concentration camp, the SS shooting range became the place of death for over 4,000 Russian prisoners of war from 1941 onwards. The identification of the victims has still not taken place completely, and the former shooting range is often the only place for the bereaved to commemorate their dead.
The small lawn area in front of the globe becomes the symbolic cushion of calm amidst the bustling world of Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse.
The varied streetscapes and public square spaces in the center of Neuhausen am Rheinfall have been upgraded and undergone a calming of traffic with a superordinate tree and equipment and furniture concept. The topic of water that characterizes the location is staged with various fountains.
A loose “veil of trees” anchors Rudolf Bednar Park in the new city district and includes various offers—from a skater park to the tranquil district garden—under its canopy. Colorful play steles call to mind the reeds that were once found on the Danube floodplain.
The city of Winterthur has stored all maintenance plans for its open spaces in the GIS. They have commissioned us to scrutinise them with regard to possible developments by means of maintenance adjustments, to show the potential and to visualise it for ongoing maintenance.
In the densely built-up district of Schöneberg, a gas station from the 1950s has become a private retreat. The bamboo that frames the garden protects it from inquisitive eyes along with pines and ornamental cherry trees. With flowering perennials and a basin of water, we have created accents in all the seasons of the year.
The former aristocratic estate with agricultural meadows, pastures, vines and forest was transformed into a landscape garden in 1871 and has been maintained in an exemplary manner ever since. Since 2005, we have been accompanying the owners on the basis of our park maintenance work.
Cooperative housing with differentiated open spaces. Tree courtyard for peace and quiet, development courtyard with communal and private areas whose curves mark the entrances. Play yard for small children's play. The offer is rounded off by communal roof terraces.
In the course of the renovation of the nursing center, we adapted and upgraded the existing park-like garden to fulfill current requirements. A varied circular path connects the seating areas in the shade of existing or newly created groves of trees.
Design of the outdoor facilities of a newly built control center of the DLR (German Aerospace Center)
In einer Obstwiese liegt das Wohnhaus fest eingebunden zwischen Platanen und Eichen. Ein Rasenweg führt zum Blumengarten mit einem Eibenlabyrinth. Hier dominieren Birken. Die prächtige Sicht auf den Zugersee mit seinen wechselnden Stimmungen bleibt erhalten.
The new center of Bassersdorf in the form of a spacious, urban public square was realized as the first puzzle piece of the planning of the center, followed by the path on the tracks of the old railway route. The Stadtpark (municipal park) will finally round off the new open spaces of Bassersdorf.
Within the framework of a cooperative planning process, we turned a parking area into an open, spacious public square for everyone. Benches in the shade of chestnut trees invite observing the goings-on around the new basin of water.
The beatline is the rhythm of the place. The open space design for the Sohnckestraße site responds to the impressive old beech tree stand and the new beatline of the barcode house.
The strategy of our design addresses the ongoing process of upheaval in the planning area. The red concrete surfacing between the tracks forms the backbone of the industrial district as a pedestrian and cycling path. We have also created a new symbol with the striking pedestrian bridge.
A new home for 545 students. The rock carnation "Petrorhagia saxifraga", which was used in the Middle Ages for the production of coloured book paintings and is still represented on the Panzerwiese as a rare heath plant, is not only the namesake of the street but also the starting point for the colour concept of the housing complex.
Behind Wettingen Abbey, between walls old and new, below the autobahn, which is drowned out by the rustling of leaves and the twittering of birds, a calm, contemplative world opens up at the waters of the Limmat River.
The heterogeneous, public center building is set formally within a framework of hedges. Nonetheless, each exterior space is distinctive individually. Unity and diversity are in harmony.
Different uses come together in a confined space: representative zones alternate with zones for rest and retreat, which we have implemented in clear structures between the buildings and dissolved around the buildings.
As a unit with the Kurfürstendamm, the square is given identity with a further attraction. The original decorative square reemerges in an adapted form with the seating sculpture PAUSE, giving the square an appropriate identity. Buildings and lines of trees frame the sides. As a solitaire, the traffic control stand is easily visible in the space.
The boulevard planted with species of maples with tall trunks forms the backbone of the new district of the city of Opfikon. The access roads and green corridors with “courses of streams” for absorbing water from the roofs of the adjacent buildings are situated perpendicular to it.
The eighteen-story university of applied arts is located at the train station. The roof garden on the fifth floor is the only green outdoor space for students. The design is derived from the hilly surrounding landscape with forests and meadows.
The school building accentuates the transition to the meadows. Its exterior spaces offer a wide range of locations for play and relaxing.
In order to improve the range of qualitatively high-value open spaces at the university, all of the remaining areas will be made able to be used more intensively. The inaccessible courtyard was opened up to become a passageway.
What is called for in Zurich-West is a compatible coexistence of housing and commerce with a high quality of life, rather than a demixed, sterile monoculture. A previously fenced-in industrial site has thus been transformed into a permeable district. “Puls 5” represents this transformation exemplarily.
The university gardens are maintained by external horticultural companies. This service contract is put out to public tender every four years. We oversee this tender and the annual quality assurance for around 35 gardens in Zurich.
More space for pedestrians, cyclists and platanes as promenade trees. The cantilevered structure of the Danube promenade enables a new approach to the river.
Our design restores the garden monument, which had already been redesigned several times, to its original proportions. While the old trees have been retained, the beds of alternating flowers have been interpreted anew. In place of the orangery, an arbor of yew trees separates the parterre from the “Graben-Gärten.”
The magnificent, terraced Baroque garden has been thoroughly rehabilitated after years of neglect. The walls, paths, and all the plants have been renewed. Vegetables and flowers are planted and cultivated each year by neighbors, a school class, and the Bundesgärtnerei.
Play with the topography places the private gardens on a less visible level. In the play forests, sunken areas allow a retreat into nature in the midst of the densely built-up area.
The flower garden has been used for summertime gastronomy since the 1960s. It was restored to its original purpose in connection with the EXPO 2000. Our design respects the original structuring into three areas and interprets it in a novel way.
The small Art Nouveau garden was remodeled in the 1950s and 1980s. Only a few conifers still remain. They provide support to the northern side as well as distance to the neighboring gardens, and in the summer offer the property shade.
The former Baroque garden has been remodeled numerous times. One development was responsible for the destruction of the fruit grove while the ornamental garden was preserved as an open expanse. Archaeological digs confirmed the old scope of the garden but did not result in the discovery of any definite design principles.
The town house complex, Bürkli-platz and the Bürkli terrace lie axially in front of the national bank. They form a hinge between the lake and the Limmat River.
The former clay quarry served as a landfill and was subsequently placed under nature protection. The surface water is not permitted to seep in. With large basins of water, we have created diverse habitats that—corresponding to the artificiality of the location—are also designed in an artificial way.
The city was able to save the villa, which was slated for demolition, in the 1980s. In the enchanted garden, we have reproduced various elements that had been lost. The “eye” in the reconstructed lawn-covered circular bed integrates the underground library within the site as a whole.
The parks along the Quai at the lower lake basin are an important site in Zurich and were already inaugurated at the location where the part of the lake was backfilled in 1887. We finely tailored a substantial part of the impressive chain of pearls consisting of various public squares and park areas to their intensive utilizations.
The garden, from 1760, at the Palais Rechberg is considered to be one of the most magnificent Baroque gardens in Zurich. Important elements have been preserved in the original and renovated. Individual contemporary flowerbeds show that our garden culture continues to be vibrant.
The classic landscape park has lost none of its appeal for over 130 years. We have renovated several areas over the last 30 years so that it will remain a vibrant part of Zurich for decades to come.
In the heart of Geneva, at the confluence of the Arve and Rhone rivers, a new park will be created, designed, planned and built together with the citizens. A piece of public space in a prominent urban landscape location will welcome the city's population in the future.
Moving the parking spaces under the ground enabled us to create a small and highly ecological park landscape for the clinic and community right in the centre of Cham.
As the headquarters of the Schleswig-Holstein State Museums Foundation, Gottorf Castle houses the State Museum of Art and Cultural History and the State Archaeological Museum. Together with the surrounding castle island and the nearby baroque garden, it forms a scenic cultural centre with supraregional appeal in Schleswig on the Schlei.
For the Berlin landscape architect Gabriele G. Kiefer, we took over the overall management and execution for the construction of the Opfikerpark in the Glattpark district and handed it over to the city of Opfikon in December 2006 after 18 months each of planning and construction.
The Volkspark Altona is once again supposed to play a bigger role in the awareness of the population of Hamburg and is thus being upgraded with targeted measures. Our master plan enhances the accessibility of the park and improves how it is integrated in urban space with attractive entrances.
Life cycle costs are still a small topic in planning. They may not be so important in building construction, but they are more important than the construction costs, especially in green space maintenance. Green-Cycle was developed to make simple calculations in the planning phase.
Open spaces play a crucial roll in adapting settlement areas to the climate. For the Obersee agglomeration area, which consists of seventeen municipalities in three cantons, we are developing the basis and recommendations for action for promoting a temperate climate in settlement areas.
A traditional company has invented itself anew at its more than 100-year-old site in Berlin. On the new campus, the open space takes on a special task as a scenic and identity-forming link between heterogeneous buildings and their surroundings.
The abundant potentials of the Botanical Garden are being tapped to a greater extent. A new visitor center, the redesigned Italian Garden, an overhauled systems of paths, and new gardens with useful and ornamental plants now make the Botanical Garden that much more attractive.
Following extensive rehabilitation and modernization work on the residential areas on Asternplatz, we developed the front garden areas and the two spacious interior courtyards into contemporary and attractive open spaces.
Within the framework of the IBA Basel 2020 and Label project “3Land—Drei Städte, eine Zukunft” (Three Cities—One Future), we developed a cross-national nature conservation and open space concept for the urban and industrial landscape spaces of the border triangle.
The development of the railway infrastructure in Liestal has led an expansion of the track system. New public squares, green areas, and environmental compensation areas on both sides of the railway route are being created on a length of roughly four kilometers.
The neighbourhood streets in the western part of Wil near the railway station, which are plagued by slow-moving traffic and parked vehicles, are being traffic-calmed with trees and green spaces and thus gain in quality of stay. The measures have already been successfully implemented in two sub-areas.
With the redesign of the railway station site, the town of Wittstock/Dosse is overcoming a vacuum of many years in one of its most important open spaces. A representative railway station forecourt that offers qualities for spending time and organizes the traffic in the surroundings of the station is being created.
The elimination of the canopy offers a historically unique opportunity to create a modern entry to the city for the railway station forecourt of Fribourg. Within the framework of our new design, the Fontaine Jo Siffert by Jean Tinguely is given a dignified setting.The elimination of the canopy offers a historically unique opportunity to create a modern entry to the city for the railway station forecourt of Fribourg. Within the framework of our new design, the Fontaine Jo Siffert by Jean Tinguely is given a dignified setting.
The open spaces in the two new residential complexes follow a pragmatic consistency and use of the existing spaces. In both the semi-public and private areas, high-quality spaces are created that strengthen neighbourly ties and enable recreation.
The pavilion-like school facility is situated in a landmarked garden where there is no space for either promoting biodiversity or space to play. It was possible to come up with a solution compatible with the location by means of a targeted upgrading of the roof surfaces, where it has been possible to achieve a clear improvement for biodiversity with minimum effort.
A circumferential green space integrates the new cantonal hospital of Baden in the existing landscape structures. A new hospital garden is being created in the west to supplement the existing Südpark.
Lifestyle – Work – Sport . . . these are the three themes that dominate the campus in an omnipresent way. Communication between employees is a major focus in all areas. This is fostered by wide paths, spacious seating areas, along sports routes, or simply on random seating steps and in pavilions. The atmosphere alternates between urban “hotspots” and elegiac park atmospheres.
We are pleased to have won the competition for the enlargement of the Children’s Hospital in Lausanne as part of the team of Ferrari architectes + GMP. The central element is a generous terrace from which it is possible to look out over the city to the lake.
The river Argen flows through the picturesque town. The paralleling industrial canal connects the medieval core with the former ERBA site: two different worlds, each with its own qualities, are carefully placed in a spatial and functional dialogue.
The new, 300-meter-long energy center is anchored like a cargo ship in the Bremgarterwald (Bremgarten Forest) before the gates of Bern. We congratulate Graber Pulver Architekten AG on winning the top prize at the ARC Award 2013 in the category of “office, commercial, retail, and industrial buildings.” We are responsible for the outdoor areas and inner courtyards.
With the planned enlargement of the Estrel Hotel by the firm Barkow Leibinger, Berlin is receiving its tallest building. Generous steps lead to the water and a loose planting of trees invites relaxing after an intensive day in the city!
The spectacular view of the lake and mountains can be enjoyed throughout the experience of bathing at the Lido in Rapperswil, from the new seating steps along the pools of water, from the restaurant, and from the forecourt—facilitated by spacious openings in the building.
A new city park is being created on the site of the former railroad tracks. A grove of blossoming trees surrounds the expansive, central meadow. On the southern side, a generous sundeck offers a café and a wide range of opportunities for play.
Giving the industrial site its own character through an overarching environmental concept and integrating it gently into the landscape requires perseverance. We were able to implement a first step with the surroundings of the new innovation centre.
The bridge over the Saigon River continues the tree-lined city square sculpturally on two levels. The Crescent Park offers intimate possibilities for relaxing and playing with terraced steps leading down to the river.
As an element creating a sense of identity, a lawn of crocuses connects the existing high-rise building with the new building by Egli Rohr Architekten. On the edge of the meadow, diverse play and leisure-time options enrich the newly created open spaces.
On the edge of the municipality of Adliswil, a new district has been created at the foot of the Üetliberg – with a central park as a link between the municipality and its rural surroundings.
With the simple church forecourt and the serenely designed inner courtyard, the Benedictine Engelberg Abbey receives a welcome complement to the picturesque, sublime alpine landscape.
Due to the densification in the ETH center area, new solutions for open spaces have to be created. For the new LEE building, we implemented these in the form of roof gardens with a southern flair.
Three residential buildings are situated around a central square. The red fountain is a center of attraction and place to meet. Several oaks, small playgrounds, and large lawn areas create spaces to spend time between the buildings and toward the nearby forest. The ground floor sitting areas remain private as a result of hedges.
From the nearly natural environment outside, the contrast that the residential courtyard with its geometric, grassy slopes, ramps, and steps forms surprises.
The residential buildings are located in a park-like meadow landscape at the transition from the city to the open cultural landscape. Spacious seating steps lead from the entrance areas on the upper level to the lower-lying play and seating area. The clear view into the open landscape is accentuated and the slope is used as a play and seating element. A circumferential beech hedge frames cypress oaks and several maples of medium height in a large lawn. Water from the slope is caught in open retention channels and slowly seeps away.
The opening of the Holderbach was carried out due to legal requirements as well as for design and ecological reasons. ecological reasons. In order to ensure that the stream develops as close to nature as possible, planting measures are to be according to ecological principles.
The situation on the periphery is characterized by a striking leap in scale. While the actual settlement area consists of a conglomerate of small buildings, gardens, and squares, the city segues abruptly into the large scale of the open landscape. Nature is incorporated into the settlement.
An enchanted forest surrounds the new buildings and communicates with the quite heterogeneous neighboring buildings. What the architecture and the space outdoors have in common are a coherent appearance and diverse content.
Lines of trees and low hedges frame the school grounds. The outdoor space is functional, clearly arranged, and spaciously designed. It is structured into an entrance zone with an urban character with surfaces of asphalt and artificial materials and a soft lawn area, both connected by groups of trees.
The outdoor spaces take up the typology specified by the architecture in three long zones. A row of plane trees stands on Hardturmstrasse. Private potted plants enhance the internal residential street. Pools of aquatic plants draw the eye to the River Limmat. Poplars typical of the location line the riverside path