Construction start of school grounds at Hinterbirch School, Bülach

The new secondary schoolhouse and the sports hall have already taken shape. Now the gardening work for the new school grounds is also underway. Selected in 2013 through an open design competition in two stages, the school will be ready for use in school year 2018/19. Our project execution work for the school grounds, in particular the plantings of species-rich vegetation, will continue into the late autumn of 2018.


Garden design from Classicism and Romanticism to Bauhaus

Rokokosaal, Klassik Stiftung Weimar

On this year’s company field trip we will be covering a wide stretch of periods and also geography. From 21 to 24 September we will be viewing the extensive Muskauer Park, a landscaped park created by Prince Hermann von Puckler-Muskau, in Bad Muskau, Germany, and Lecknika, Poland, and in addition, the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, also known as the English Grounds of Wörlitz. We will gather impressions of the cities Cottbus and Weimar and visit the Bauhaus in Dessau.


Start of construction of the Signau Garden

The gardeners at the landscaping company Gartenbaugenossenschaft Zürich are now starting work on the new Signau Graden. The existing wooded backdrop of the edges of the garden and the wrought-iron historical fence frame the garden. A new feature is a rectangular lawn area that forms the centre of the garden. This lawn area is framed on two sides by plantings, a bed of irises and a herbaceous border, while the third side is closed by a structure, a new water basin. The side facing the house spreads out like a carpet in front of the house.


New website


Now, after eight years, we cast off the garb that we became attached to and present the relaunch of our website — with a new design, new navigation, a new user interface and a new sorting. But you will still find the interesting cabinet of curiosities and the loyal seagull.


3rd Prize in invited competition: Tannenrauchstrasse, Zürich-Wollishofen

The existing blocks of flats from the 1950s located between Tan­nenrauch­strasse and Mut­s­chel­len­strasse in Zürich-Wollishofen no longer meet today’s housing needs. Due to their structure and state of repair, they cannot be modernised at a reasonable cost. Wohn- und Siedlungsgenos­senschaft Zürich (a housing and settlement cooperative company) wants to create family flats with inviting strolling and interaction zones and communal areas, whereby the design of the exterior space around the new construction should be high quality.

The proposal by the team of Adrian Streich Architekten and Ganz Landscape Architects, ’Haus im Garten‘  [house in the garden], was awarded 3rd Prize by the jury.


Closed for summer holidays

Jubilee Pool, Penzance/ GB

Ganz Landscape Architects will have summer holidays from 24 July to 4 August 2017. During this time we will be working with a reduced staff. The entire team will be back at work for you on 7 August 2017.


Construction start of school grounds at Krämeracker School, Uster

At the beginning of school year 2018/19, the first primary school students will move into the new school buildings and the sports hall at Krämeracker School in Uster. We have now started construction of the surrounding school grounds.
The base area designed as a wild, interesting natural landscape. It is made up of rich pastures, rough pastures and also gritty areas with a variety of grading. The pebbly soil material is designed to be reminiscent of the surrounding countryside with its moraine hills and gravelly substrate.
Paved areas overlay the natural-like base area. An all-weather outdoor area paved with coloured asphalt, asphalted schoolyards around the buildings, and connecting pathways with polygonal concrete slabs form a coherent system.
Two play areas will also be built in the gritty landscape: a place to chat under a tree canopy and a playground. The surroundings will be planted with numerous standard trees and with islands of shrub groupings and of herbaceous perennials. Like the secondary school and the houses in the surrounding neighbourhood, the school complex will be edged with a pruned hedge.
On the roof the surface will be divided into sections by rows of panels that are filled differently with extensive greenery or with a fill of finely crushed roof tiles. The photovoltaic elements will also be integrated in this. Within the sections we will build strips that are slightly raised and planted with drought-resistant perennials.


We are ready to go

We are now starting realization of the landscaping of the new school pavilion on the grounds of the existing Steinmürli school complex in Dietikon. There will be an interesting play area with playground climbers and nest swings, and the day care centre will have its own outdoor area.
The new plantings of trees will include native deciduous trees such as maples (Acer campestre, A. pseudoplatanus, A. platanoides), oak (Quercus robus), elm (Ulmus ‘Dodoens’) and linden (Tilia cordata) as well as European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus).


Book presentation: Garten

You are cordially invited to a presentation of the book Garten, issued by Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architekten. Speaking will be Jonathan Sergison (Sergison Bates architects), Thomas Kramer (Park Books) and Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architekten.

6 July 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Never Stop Reading Buchhandlung
Spiegelgasse 18 / Untere Zäune
8001 Zurich

Mon - Fri 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday closed
Free admittance
Never Stop Reading


Reference guide on preservation of historical garden monuments, with accordion-fold brochure on epochs of garden history

The garden monument contains a memory and is a place of remembrance. The garden as a monument reveals traces of history.
Out of fundamental interest and also for our expert assessments/reports, we have put together our knowledge on the preservation of garden monuments in a reference guide and included short biographies of important Swiss landscape architects. In addition, an accordion-fold brochure documents gardens chronologically in epochs or assigns gardens to styles/genres based on their elements.