Sun umbrellas for Tiefenbrunnen Bad and Park
Right on time for the opening of this year’s swimming and recreation season, Ganz Landscape Architects has placed the new sun umbrellas in Tiefenbrunnen Bad and Park in Zurich. With their red colour, the approximately 15 sun umbrellas create a distinctive contrast in the area of the children’s paddling pool.
Excursion with Far Eastern charm
Above the Rychenberg in Winterthur, an architecture garden sits enthroned on top of a high retaining wall; together with a landscape garden, it belongs to Villa Tössertobel. Here, over a hundred years ago, the merchant Georg Reinhart sought to capture a hint of Far Eastern charm. A Buddha, surrounded by climbing knotweed, stands in the “sun baths”, or monastery garden, as Reinhart called this square courtyard enclosed by arcades, with an open square of lawn and a water basin in the centre. During an expert guided tour by Winterthur architect Peter Kunz, Ganz Landscape Architects got a look at this private refuge of the Reinhart family.
Ganz Landscape Architects then visited Obere Alpgut, which architect Peter Kunz developed, where Jakob Sulzer and later his son Heinrich Sulzer had a villa built in the mid-nineteenth century.
A small task brings true salvation
A small task brings true salvation, as Scottish artist Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925–2006) knew.
In Bad and Park Tiefenbrunnen, Ganz Landscape Architects has positioned a new wooden deck. The deck nestles close to the striking circular Teepavillon [tea pavilion] designed by architect Josef Schütz and built in the 1950s.
With the opening of this year’s swimming and recreation season on 8 June, this temporary intervention will be used as an extension of the restaurant’s outside terrace, with stunning views of Lake Zurich towards the Glarus Alps and the summit Vrenelisgärtli.
Stored memories of Chandigarh and South India
Mysore Palace, India; Roses, Le Corbusier Centre, Chandigarh/ India; Playground, Chandigarh College of Architecture/ India; Covernment College of Art, Chandigarh/ India; Maati Ma Serie, no 2, Shambhavi Singh, `Aspen House`, Cochin/ India, 2019
Ganz Landscape Architects is expanding its postcard series to include additional themes.
Inspired by a trip to South India and to Chandigarh—the capital city of the new Indian Punjab, constructed after partition based on plans by Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier, we are adding selected images of landscape, architecture, and art from that excursion.
This postcard series fits well in our Collection, which contains stored memories, and thus represents another excursion into a field of knowledge that interests us as landscape architects.
Peter Bichsel is staying at home, cooking extensively and reading classics
, (1494Pantagruel`s Essen, aus `Pantagruel`, François Rabelais-1553), Illustration von Paul Jonnard-Pac; Poking fun at George III, James Gillray 28 July 1792 © Historic Royal Palaces
Manfred Papst: How are you spending your days – now that you no longer write at all?
Peter Bichsel: I don’t need a lot to happen. I like the boredom. I have no difficulty with it. I am good at sitting there and doing nothing and feeling glad that I am alive. I live alone here in the house, get up early in the morning and immediately start cooking, rather elaborately, a whole meal. Then I eat and lie down again.
Freely translated from NNZ am Sonntag, 29 March 2020
With our new ‘Culinarium’ Ganz Landscape Architects celebrate dedication and passion for daily life, or in other words, as expressed by Carlo Scarpa: “Man muss auch ‘Gourmet’ sein, wenn man ein guter Architekt sein will” [To be a good architect you also have to be a gourmet].
feasibility study for ‘Florina’
Our work with landscapes also frequently leads us to assignments with a historical context. Through the physical experience of walking the location, we explore the site with its spatial qualities, its vegetation and materiality. We go to archives and look for old plans and documents. The knowledge gained is then put together in texts, plans and pictures, and from this we develop a design concept for the work.
A few days ago, we had the privilege of presenting a client with a feasibility study for ‘Florina’, an architectural ensemble of historic buildings on Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee). As structural changes are planned, Ganz Landscape Architects was engaged for this delicate task. First, we gained an overview of the history of Florina, focusing on the design language, the structural materialization and the use of plants. From this we derived appropriate development suggestions for the future handling of the Florina ensemble and its gardens.
Leichtigkeit und Schwere – Lightness and Heaviness – Sculptures, models, drawings, and plans
Studio Exhibition Jürg Altherr
As the Jürg Altherr studio exhibition held last October has received a great deal of interest, the rooms at the Schlieren gasworks site are being reopened to the art-loving public. The exhibition is well worth seeing. Showing Altherr's habitat and laboratory, it gives visitors a another look at the stage and place of collection and smorgasbord of things.
AZB Arbeitsgemeinschaft Zürcher Bildhauer [The working group of Zurich's sculptors (AZB)]
Saturday, 29 February, 12 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, 1 March, 12 – 5 p.m.
Olafur Eliasson: Symbiotic seeing
Olafur Eliasson at the Kunsthaus Zurich, January 2020
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967) is one of the most important artists working today. The Kunsthaus Zurich is now presenting a large solo exhibition, for which Eliasson has developed new works. At the centre is a large installation that touches upon an important subject in our time: the relationship and interplay between human beings and the other life-forms and species on Earth.
Eliasson’s works are often evocative of scientific configurations and deal with physical phenomena of nature, such as light, water, movement and reflection. The artist is interested in perception itself and invites us to view the world and ourselves with fresh eyes, to sense and smell and probe things anew and thus in a new way. For Eliasson, art must also be socially relevant. Themes and concerns such as climate change, migration and the handling of our planet’s resources play a central role in his work. The exhibition has been created exclusively for viewing at the Kunsthaus Zurich.
17 January – 22 March 2020
Curator: Mirjam Varadinis
Tues, Fri–Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed, Thurs 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.