15.02.2018

Job opening

Foto: Christian Bärlocher

 

An inspiring environment is important to us. We surround ourselves with books, images, graphics, models and text fragments. We cultivate dialogue with one another.

To join our team in project planning and realisation on 1 June or an agreed-upon date, we are currently looking for a

landscape architect (man/woman), 100%.

You will have demonstrated your abilities in projects during your prior experience of 2-3 years. You have very good design and conceptual skills and show great commitment. You will complement our experienced team with your visual knowledge and computer software skills (Vectorworks). You are characterised by great interest and enjoyment in your work.  You have a good command of spoken and written German.

We are a cooperative team and offer you the opportunity to use your creative ability in all stages of the work. Our spacious studio premises surrounded by trees are located at the base of the Uetliberg in Zürich-Binz.

We would be pleased to receive your written application with the usual documents and stating your earliest possible starting date (by post and/or e-mail).

For more information, contact:
Ms. Sylvia Rembold
Tel. +41 44 380 62 78
rembold@ganz-la.ch

 

07.02.2018

Collection

Our collections are steadily expanding. The diversity of the collections draws on irrepressible thirst for knowledge, the desire to grasp and understand connections. Quite naturally, then, cabinet of curiosities and natural history collection merge into one. Handcrafted objects and delicate specimens exhibited systematically draw our attention on a daily basis.

08.01.2018

An Eames Celebration

Charles and Ray Eames are counted among the most important designers of the 20th century. With their furniture, films, books, exhibitions and media installations, they have influenced generations of designers and continue to shape our everyday culture. No other name in design so clearly represents technical perfection and a timeless aesthetic, and none is more closely associated with the exuberant start-up culture on the American west coast during the post-war era, in which the Eameses played a prominent role. The Vitra Design Museum will present »An Eames Celebration« – four parallel exhibitions that offer an unprecedented view of the work created by the legendary designer couple.

Exhibition runs to 25 February 2018

Vitra Design Museum

Charles-Eames-Strasse 2
D-79576 Weil am Rhein

Daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

18.12.2017

Christmas holidays

`The Garden`, Studio Tom Emerson, ETH Zürich


Ganz Landscape Architects’ studio will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Monday, 25 December 2017 through Friday, 5 January 2018. You can reach our team again starting 8 January 2018.

We wish you all happy and peaceful holidays!

07.12.2017

Planting start in Uster

In addition to the good progress with the construction at new primary Krämeracker School in Uster, the gardeners have also been able to start the plantings. The result will be varied vegetation with native and non-native plants.

The plantings will show the changing seasons with budding, flowering, fall foliage, and the winter garden interest of standing inflorescences. In spring, the ornamental apples (Malus varieties) will bloom and in the meadow the first meadow species. The striking bloom of the tamarisks heralds the start of summer. Summer brings the blossoming of the currants, bayberries, wild roses and tall herbaceous flowering plants. In the autumn, the oak leaves turn bright red and the hornbeams and poplars yellow. The hazelnuts ripen, red rose hips cover the wild roses, and the ornamental apples display their small fruits. The fruits remain on the shrubs into wintertime and provide food for the birds. The dry inflorescences of the tall herbaceous flowering plants are showy in the winter landscape until snow and storms weigh them down. The evergreen foliage of pines and Elaeagnus provide a green undertone even in winter. The trunks of the poplars and the pines with their lovely bark are shown to their best advantage.

20.11.2017

Talking about Gardens

Rakotzbrücke, Kromlau/D, 2017

In the autumne semester 2017 of Studio Emerson at the ETH Zurich Hönggerberg, the discussion on `The Garden` will once again be accompanied by `Early Morning Breakfast Talk` lectures by Daniel Ganz.
The series will continue this year on 23th November 2017 with a lecture on ‘Garden as Painting as Encyclopedia'.

16.11.2017

It’s done!

Under ideal weather conditions, the plantings were accomplished in the Signau Garden. The new vegetation and the existing wooded backdrop are already creating a harmonious impression. It’s exciting to look forward to next spring, when the many tulip, crocus and narcissus bulbs will burst into a firework of flowers. 

24.10.2017

Construction progress at Krämeracker School, Uster

Our plans for the new school grounds of the Krämeracker School in Uster are being realised. Under good weather conditions, the play areas have already been constructed by the Motorsänger company of Männedorf. The paving slabs developed specifically for the primary school are also being installed. Four different shapes of paving slabs with different layer thicknesses, chosen for the load demands of walkable and driveable surfacing, frame the schoolyards. The seating cubes for the outdoor classroom have been installed as well. The paving slabs and seating cubes were developed and manufactured in collaboration with the Tschümperlin company in Meierskappel; the surfaces were strongly sandblasted by hand. The white cement paving slabs, arranged ornamentally, will provide contrast with the adjoining asphalt and in addition form the transition to the gritty landscape.

02.10.2017

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.

18.09.2017

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.