As urban infrastructure, public squares and streets generate the public space of our cities. They are the stage for our pluralistic society and guarantee multifaceted and vibrant urban spaces.
The antagonism between open and built-up space forms a constant in the accelerating dynamics of our living environments. Public squares and streets are the basic spatial framework of our cities and form the foundation for a multifaceted and vibrant urban space. Urban life can develop freely on these platforms for our pluralistic society. At a time when worlds of experience are becoming more and more virtual, we create a counterbalance that once again gives public space more place as a stage for direct, interpersonal communication.

Projects: Public Squares, Streets, Infrastructures

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.
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
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Redesign of a town square with public participation
Open competition for open space planning with realization and idea part
A new grove of Honey locust trees (Gleditsia) enfolds the area of Neudorf and unites the fragmented bits into a new coherent urban quarter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A loosely spaced grove of trees connects various locations and functions. It creates a pleasant atmosphere and provides the district with a new identity.
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.
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 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.
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.
More space for pedestrians, cyclists and platanes as promenade trees. The cantilevered structure of the Danube promenade enables a new approach to the river.
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 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.
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 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.