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.


Start of preliminary project for the Schindler grounds in Schlieren

Perspektive aus Wettbewerb

For the Schindler grounds in Schlieren, a municipality in the Limmat Valley, we can now start on the plans for the preliminary project. In the neighbourhood ‘Im Moos’, located between the two streets Zürcherstrasse and Schulstrasse, we are working out the details and specifications of the design for the urban ‘Schindlerplatz’ as well as for the new neighbourhood square and the inner garden space.
Adrian Streich Architekten


House 2: Symposium Open Space

House 2 is a forum installation designed and built by 200 students who are studying in the ALICE (Atelier de la Conception de l`Èspace) first year architecture atelier at EPF Lausanne. This wooden home will be open to passers-by in Zurich from 31 May to 15 June.
As part of the events ALICE is organizing two symposia, together with Zurich based magazine archithese. One day on Open Space and second one an Protostructure. Both themes are anchored in recently launched Alice research projects that gravitate around public space and appropriation of space as a social, culture and physical phenomenon.

Open Space focusses on porosity – from territorial to architectural to material scale. The symposium asks: What effects do spatial interactions have on people and cities? How can architects stand up for accessibility to shared space?

Symposium 6 June 2017, 4 - 8 pm
Daniel Ganz’ Lecture, 5.10 - 5.40 pm

House 2
Campus Toni-Areal
8050 Zurich



Contract awarded by selection process, Allmend Schoolhouse, Zürich-Wollishofen


Pleased about the contract awarded by selection process for the new school grounds of the schoolhouse to be constructed by Studio Burkhardt, we have immediately started our plans for the preliminary project. The panel in the specialist unit in the Public Works Office for the selection process selected our proposal, ‘Teppich & Girlande’ [carpet and garland], as the winner.
Our design presents the schoolyard of the Allmend Schoolhouse as a colourful island in Greencity Manegg, an urban site development. A circle pattern lies in the front of the schoolhouse like a carpet. Along its entire length it is joined by a border as a garland.
Studio Burkhardt