Climate change as a central global challenge calls for responsible strategies so as to substantially improve the energy footprint of our actions.
Global climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Landscape architecture is predestined to make a significant contribution to meeting climate targets. As an enterprise, it is our responsibility to optimize the energy footprint of our actions. In addition, open spaces also directly improve the urban climate by supporting, for example, the circulation of air and the creation of cold air. We promote the development of sustainable urban and landscape spaces with a holistic approach, in which trees, landscape architecture’s most important design element, are given a very new significance.

Projects: Climate

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.
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.
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.
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 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.