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.
Der offene, dem Bahnhof vorgelagerte Platz, wird zum Treffpunkt und Drehscheibe im Stadtzentrum. Hier laufen wichtige Verkehrsströme zusammen. Durch Struktur und Klarheit wird Übersicht und Sicherheit geschaffen.
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.
Für das Jahrhundertprojekt können wir unser Know-How in der Mitarbeit komplexer Aufgaben und grosser Teams einbringen. Wir bearbeiten alle Seitenbereiche auf der Stadtebene welche notwendig sind, dass die Autobahn-Einhausung ins Quartier eingepasst werden kann. Besucherzentrum unter:
Neubau eines öffentlichen Parks mit Spielbereichen für unterschiedliche Altersgruppen, Radwegeverbindung und Liegewies
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.
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 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.
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 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 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
Freiraumplanerischer offener Wettbewerb mit Realisierungs- und Ideenteil
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mehr Raum für Fußgänger, Radfahrer und Platanen als Promenadenbäume. Das auskragende Bauwerk der Donaupromenade ermöglicht eine neue Annäherung zum Fluss.
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 sequence of squares was developed in 1887 after part of the lake was filled in as a central part of the quay facilities. Already redesigned several times, with a new traffic concept it was possible to retain the size of the square for the townhouse complex while nonetheless creating safe cycling paths. The old trees that originally lined curving pathways were re-tained. A new grid with ten different varieties of trees creates a high green canopy and thus also a place where the market can be held. In the midst of the noisy center, it was possible to create a pleasant place to linger.
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.