School start Krämeracker

At the school start of school year 2018/19, 2 kindergarten classes, 14 primary school classes, 3 secondary classes, child care centre and student lunch moved into the new building for the Krämeracker Primary School designed by Boltshauser Architekten in Uster. The students immediately took over our new school grounds. This project makes us extremely happy!



Belgrade around 1688

We are off to Belgrade, drawn by the delightful topographical setting between the Sava and Danube rivers, New Belgrade and the socialist architecture with its green spaces and the botanical garden, the natural reserve protected area on the Donau, the church designed by architect Jože Plecnik, the weekly market, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and—last but not least—good food. From 4–7 October 2018 Ganz Landschaftsarchitekten will tour the city referred to as the Gateway to the Balkans and the Door to Central Europe.   


Symposium on the use of plants

At Geisenheim University‘s Symposium on the use of plants in the cities, Daniel Ganz will speak on our brise soleil project on the Sky Frame industrial building in Frauenfeld and on sustainable greening of buildings.

26th–27th September 2018
16. Symposium zur Pflanzenverwendung in der Stadt

Hochschule Geisenheim University
Von-Lade-Strasse 1
65336 Geisenheim


Competition win, Dock F

Atelier Strut visualization of Twerenbold travel terminal

The design proposal by the team of Atelier Strut (Winterthur) and Ganz Landscape Architects was chosen for the new bus depot and travel terminal as well as a residential building in Frauenfeld.  For Twerenbold Reisen AG, a family company with a company history of over 120 years, the new bus depot and travel terminal will be a flagship in Northwestern Switzerland. Our planting design provides a reminiscence of various travel destinations in Europe.


Closed for summer holidays

`THE GARDEN`, ETH Zurich, July 2018

Ganz Landscape Architects will have summer holidays from 30st July to 17th August 2018. During this time we will be working with a reduced staff. The entire team will be back at work for you on 20th August 2018.


Gallery – Collection, process, ecology

Cabinet of curiosities, ornithological collection - urban birds in pioneer areas

Originally an industrial and commercial area, the Industriestrasse area in Lucerne in the southern Tribschen-Langensand neighbourhood at the foot of the Geissenstein has had the character of temporary use since the late 1970s. The inexpensive living and work spaces are currently being used by tradesmen/small businesses, artists and cultural professionals, flat sharers, and cultural facilities.

Our design proposal for the prized, selective, two-phase project competition invited by the "Genossenschaftsverband Kooperation Industriestrasse" (a federation of cooperatives) was awarded second prize. On the team of Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architects, we designed grounds that strongly referenced the locale. Through open design approaches, uses of the area would permit a whole collection of wants and needs and not hinder them through constraining features. The surfacing, developed based on the site, planted with columnar poplar trees, complements the stock of trees and forms the basis for the exterior space with its collection character—exterior space that that allows for people and nature simultaneously and thus becomes a piece of urban nature.


Competition win, Parkend Fonds

The replacement construction for the existing residential buildings on Hofackerstrasse in Zürich-Hirslanden will be the work of EMI Architekten. Ganz Landscape Architects is responsible for the landscaping design. Our entry named ‘Solaster' was named the winner in the initial design proposal procedure. As a new element, low garden walls will border cushion-like planting areas, which will be planted with hydrangeas and perennials. Where needed, this will create distance from the ground floor of the buildings.  At the same time, these plant cushions reference the lush garden surrounding the buildings. The variety in the garden only becomes apparent from the stepping stones that lead you through the vegetation surrounding the buildings. Between shrubs that bloom and grow in decorative forms, you dance on the stepping stones through the garden and are enveloped by a colourful carpet of vegetation. Along the stepping stone paths, there are several very small courtyards like islands where you can sit; here you can linger under the large leaves of the catalpa trees, which have an exotic look, and listen to the chirping of birds. The area in the middle with a courtyard tree functions as a meeting place or as an area for playing or splashing in the fountain, while the surrounding garden is a place of contemplative calmness.


First Prize in Competition Sennhauserweg/Carmenstrasse, Zurich

Visualisation Scheidegger Keller Architects, Zurich

We are very pleased that our design proposal on the team Scheidegger Keller Architects for the Sennhauserweg new construction and the restoration of Carmenstrasse 10 was selected by the Stadtverband der Reformierten Kirche Zürich [city association of the Reformed Church Zurich] for further development and execution.  

The existing parsonage garden is in tune with the spirit of the neighbourhood and forms a strong unity of design with the building. A garden path accompanying the frontage leads around the parsonage. At different path corners, a garden space will be added with one solitary tree towering over it. Around the path and the garden spaces, thick edge plantings create the intimacy needed in the garden. The built elements of the garden area are very atmospheric and require only gentle repair. The new construction sits like a neighbouring building in the middle of the garden area and is accessed on the side by a small forecourt. The tree and edge plantings form a filter between the existing buildings and the new building. The greenery flowing through the space will be retained, and the green street scene with lush perimeter plantings of strong, decorative shrubs along the boundaries will be reinforced. The edge planting helps to safeguard the private sphere between the flats and the parsonage. All of the flats have views into the depths of the garden space, so that density and distance alternate in the perception of the residents.

You are cordially invited to an exhibition of all entries to the selective project competition.

5–14 June 2018, weekdays 2:00–5:30 p.m.

Foyer Kirchgemeindezentrum Hottingen
Asylstrasse 36
8032 Zurich


Garden at ‘Haus zum Seckel‘, Zurich

This building on Rindermarkt in the historic centre of the city of Zurich was first mentioned in the year 1357. It was purchased by the city of Zurich in 1954 and is listed in the inventory of art and cultural history objects worthy of protection of communal significance (Inventar der kunst- und kulturhistorischen Schutzobjekte von kommunaler Bedeutung). Taking into consideration that the building is of historical interest, it was repaired moderately by Felder Architektur, Zurich. Between the ‘Haus zum Seckel’ and a courtyard building belonging to it, there is a small, private open space. Ganz Landscape Architects has now completed renovation of this garden and its new plantings.