Planting composition for a home in Winterthur

We have completed the redesign of a small garden courtyard of a residential home in the ‘Oberes Alpengut’ row of houses in Winterthur. A south-facing hortus conclusus (enclosed garden) offers an intimate space for contemplation. We proposed to the client a lush planting composition for viewing. We selected plant material from a broad palette of contrasting leaf shapes that provide not only a mixture of textures but also variations in green hues. The blossoms of some flowering plants provide colour as a subtle aspect across the seasons  – without ever overpowering the composition.



Suppiger Cooperage

We love the skilled trades! Just recently we visited the workshop at Suppiger Cooperage in Küssnacht. That’s because together with Hamper von Niederhäusern, we are currently developing a wooden fountain for the Allmend school complex in Zurich. Going to the coopering workshop gave us the opportunity to discuss the production process for the fountain on site. We are very pleased about this collaboration with Suppiger Cooperage and are excited to think that when it is ready, the new wooden fountain will be installed at the school complex next year.




Pin, Lozère, Chemical print on Fujiflex Cristal paper, 116 x 112 cm

Galerie Bildhalle in Zurich is currently presenting an interesting solo exhibition of photographs by Simone Kappeler, FALLING OUT OF TIME.

Kappeler’s subject matter covers the entire spectrum of classical photography: landscape, interiors, still lifes, everyday scenes, portraits. The photographs are taken in the context of her surroundings at home and in the course of numerous travels. Her versatile oeuvre features a striking variety of styles.

Bildhalle AG
Stauffacherquai 56
CH-8004 Zürich

From 22 April to 3 July 2021
Wednesday – Friday: 12 – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.



‘Atmos’ by Markus Kummer for the new hospital park in Altdorf

Artist Markus Kummer is selecting a boulder from each of the 20 communes of Uri. On site at the park, boulder will be cast in a form in a concrete block and then sawn through the middle. The sawing will make visible the stone’s inner life formed over the millennia. The end result will be 40 cubes of different sizes that will be placed in the new hospital park in cooperation with Ganz Landscape Architects. This art contribution explores the interplay between applied arts and fine arts, between utilitarian object, plinth and work of art in the park.


Rose Wylie

Museum Langmatt in the Art Nouveau villa belonging to the industrialist couple Sidney and Jenny Brown-Sulzer is currently presenting a solo exhibition by Rose Wylie (born in 1934 in Kent, England) with her large-format paintings. A visit to the exhibition is particularly worthwhile. The pictures by British artist Wylie are touching in their lightness and playful naivety. The motifs are unusually carefree and colourful and oscillate between surreal pop, comic and wild punk.

The 100-year-old park with its architectural style that surrounds the villa is also worth a visit.

Museum Langmatt
Römerstrasse 30
5401 Baden

The exhibition runs through 24 May 2021.

Tuesday to Friday 2–4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.



Rock Paintings from the Frobenius Expeditions

One of the many unanswered questions in art is the one relating to its origins. The discovery of Palaeolithic cave paintings towards the end of the 19th century radically changed views concerning the beginnings of art.

The Museum Rietberg presents the worth seeing exhibition “Art of Prehistoric Times – Rock Paintings from the Frobenius Expeditions”.

till 11th July

Museum Rietberg
Gablerstrasse 15
CH-8002 Zürich

Monday, Thursday-Sunday 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 10am to 8pm

Short walk with curator Richard Kuba


`Things we should know about gardening`, a talk by Daniel Ganz

Daniel Ganz speaks to students at Studio Tom Emerson in the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich. Ganz’s talk will be recorded on video and can be streamed via a link on Tuesday, 13th April 2021.   



Art and construction ‘Allmend school complex’ in Zurich

In his ‘The more, the merrier’ project, Zurich artist Roland Roos is developing a specially devised fountain next to the main entrance in the schoolyard of the new Allmend school complex, which will be completed in spring 2022. The fountain will operate without an external source of electric power and will only flow when it is raining. Ross is currently testing this humorous intervention in a 1:1 model.



‘A Journey Through Garden History’

Daniel Ganz speaks to students at Studio Tom Emerson in the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich. Ganz’s talk will be recorded on video and can streamed on Tuesday, 9 March 2021.





Ganz Landscape Architects working from home

Effective immediately Ganz Landscape Architects will be working from home. We can be reached by e-mail and telephone as usual. We will continue to hold discussions meetings using the platforms Teams, Zoom and Skype.


A Forest Room on the roof

As landscape architects we are concerned with the question of nature every day. We carefully read the locations and sites that we are working on and interpret their backgrounds. Based on that, we develop specific themes and bring them to life in a project. For the new Allmend school complex, Ganz Landscape Architects—commissioned by the City of Zurich—is planning a new, location-specific nature space: As a ‘green intervention’, a Forest Room will be created on the school roof. The Forest Room will give students a place to take a break as well as serve as an outdoor laboratory. The starting point of the design is Sihl Valley, with the Sihl River and extensively wooded lateral moraines. Completion of the new school complex by the Zurich architects of Studio Burkhardt is planned for spring 2022.