Thinking economically denotes developing open spaces that are able to age in an intelligent and sustainable way in cooperation with various partners and utilizing resources economically.
In contrast to buildings, green spaces first start to grow and mature into their desired optimum state after their completion. Well thought through and resource-conserving maintenance management supports the lifecycle of open spaces in a sustainable way. The formulation of a qualified maintenance plan, the corresponding call for tenders for performing maintenance, and the subsequent controlling of them ensure the high quality of the location. Knowledge from all the planning phases helps us to advise our clients in connection with all economic questions and to take action where the effect is the greatest, namely in the early planning phases.

Projects: Economics

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.
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.
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.
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.
Redesign of the outdoor facilities in the course of the revitalisation of the listed monastery area
Screening as a multiple assignment
New residentials and business building
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.
Redesign of the inner courtyard in the course of the overall renovation
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 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.
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.
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.
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.