Christmas holidays

Slim Aarons/ Hulton Archive/ Getty


Ganz Landscape Architects’ studio will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Monday, 23 December 2019 through Friday, 3 January 2020.
You can reach our team again starting 6th January 2020.

We wish you all happy and peaceful holidays!


Gold for Ganz Landscape Architects

Hochparterre awards Ganz Landscape Architects a Gold Rabbit trophy in the The Best of 2019 in the category landscaping for the landscaping of the Krämeracker school complex in Uster. Ganz Landscape Architects are very pleased and have a good reason to celebrate!




The Best of 2019

Die Besten in architecture, landscaping and design
Das Kaninchen Senn Promotion Prize for young architecture
Awarded by Hochparterre, the Swiss architecture and design magazine, and presented by the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

Hochparterre invites you to the presentation and awards ceremony
The awards will include rabbit trophies in gold, silver and bronze and one bunny trophy for best debut work

Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Ausstellungsstrasse 60

7 p.m. Awards ceremony in the lecture hall



Krämeracker school complex awarded Baupreis 2019

The Zurich Oberland Architecture Forum, Architekturforum Zürcher Oberland, has awarded the architecture prize Baupreis 2019 to the Krämeracker School in Uster, designed by Boltshauser Architekten. We are very pleased!

But we are even more delighted that the school grounds have also been awarded the Baupreis 2019.

The jury, with landscape architect Stefan Rotzler, recognizes the construction as a very happy state of affairs where “... the architectural quality of the school building and the landscape architectural design of the open areas work together so wonderfully; architecture and landscape architecture come together as equal partners, enrich and enhance each other”.  And we also agree that that’s exactly how it should be!


3th Early Morning Breakfast Talk

Again the Studio Emerson at the ETH Zurich Hönggerberg will continue the series on `The Garden` by the 3th `Early Morning Breakfast Talk` by Daniel Ganz. The lecture will be on 5th November 2019 on the topic of ‘Garden as Living as Art'.

10:00 a.m.

HIL F.41 (Studio Space)
Departement of Architecture
ETH Zürich



Early Morning Breakfast Talk


In the autumne semester 2019 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 8th October 2019 with a lecture on ‘Garden as Painting as Nature'.


10:00 a.m.

HIL F.41 (Studio Space)
Departement of Architecture
ETH Zürich



`The Garden`

Since about five years the long-term project ‘The Garden’ is developing continuously by the architecture students of Studio Tom Emerson from ETH Zurich. The video clip is showing one of the last interventions illustrating the change as a characteristic of a garden.


Dieter Kienast


Closed for summer holidays

Mudumalai National Park, Nilgiri District, India

Ganz Landscape Architects will have summer holidays from 29th July to 9th August 2019. During this time we will be working with a reduced staff. The entire team will be back at work for you on 12th August 2019.


PWG Initial Design Proposal Ackersteinstrasse 172, 1st Prize

The non-profit foundation PWG maintains and creates affordable residential and commercial space in the city of Zurich. It was founded by a popular initiative. Since the start of operations in 1991 the foundation has acquired up to 10 properties each year. One of them is the pretty house in a sunny location on Ackersteinstrasse 172 in Zürich-Höngg.

The house, built in 1933, is in poor state of repair and must be replaced by new construction. In addition, utilization provisions allow a larger new building. In an anonymous architecture competition, the project by Atelier Scheidegger Keller for compact 2.5- and 3.5-room flats and our design proposal for landscaping won 1st prize.  


Book Presentation Signau Haus und Garten

Signau House & Garden, Signaustrasse 6, Zürich
Thursday 11th Juli 2019, 6:30 p.m.
with the authors Claudia Moll, Michael Gnehm, and Adi Kälin as well as Thomas Kramer (Park Books) and Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin architects


Completion of the library courtyard at the University of Zurich

The extension building of the University of Zurich by Gunz & Künzle Architects is home to new spaces for institutes and a library. We have now completed the library courtyard on Plattenstrasse. The courtyard, which is also accessible from Phönixweg, is open not only to students but also offers the general public a place to sit and spend time outdoors in the shade during the lunch break, for instance.  


Book Presentation

Claudia Moll:
Theodor & Otto Froebel
Gartenkultur in Zürich im 19. Jahrhundert

Talks by
Peter Enz, Leiter Botanische Gärten UHZ
Moritz Gleich, gta Verlag
Christoph Girot, Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur, ETH Zürich
Judith Rohrer, Fachstelle für Gartendenkmalpflege Stadt Zürich
Claudia Moll

Tuesday, 4th June 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Alter Botanischer Garten,  Palmhaus


From window planters to Bosco Verticale

Sky-Frame, Frauenfeld


For the current exhibition at Architekturforum Zürich, Gebäude.grün - Vom Blumenfenster zum Bosco Verticale, we contributed our vertical planting, or brise soleil, project. Our very well-received vertical planting on the Sky-Frame industrial building in Frauenfeld is now flourishing in its fifth year. 

As a part of the Gebäude.grün exhibition, two springtime bicycle tours with curators Lorenz Eugster and Roland Züger are being offered for participants to discover green walls in Zurich.

Bicycle tour 1, 4 May 2019
10:00 a.m-1:00 p.m.

Bicycle tour 2, 11 May 2019
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Architekturforum Zürich
Brauerstrasse 16
8004 Zürich


Invitation to view


Saturday 27th April 2019 we are showing you together with Enzmann Fischer architects and Confirm AG the new parc and the assisted living and nursing home Trotte.
Our landscape architect Paul Junker will be on the spot to show you around.

Alterszentrum Trotte
Nordstrasse 349
8037 Zürich

Saturday 27th April 2019, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Bus 46, station Lehenstrasse. There is no car parking available.


Cantonal School "Zürich Nord" in Oerlikon

Drohnenaufnahme Kantonsschule, Keller+Steiner AG


Kantonsschule Zürich Nord was built in 1973-1975. It has aged and requires extensive renovation. General planners Bob Gysin + Partner BGP Architects, Zurich, won 1st prize in the contract award procedure for renovation of the cantonal school in the fall of 2017. 

The renovation project is planned to be realized in several stages while the school remains in operation. Ganz Landscape Architects will take care of the large grounds, which are listed in the city of Zurich inventory of gardens and public spaces worthy of protection and having local value.


Talking about Trees


The discussion on `The Garden` of Studio Emerson at the ETH Zurich Hönggerberg will be accompanied by `Early Morning Breakfast Talk` lectures by Daniel Ganz.
On the 3th April 2019 will be a lecture on ‘How to become a better architect by knowing something about trees'

10:00 a.m.

HIL F.41 (Studio Space)
Departement of Architecture
ETH Zürich


Trotte Assisted Living and Nursing Home, Zürich-Wipkingen


We have been engaged in the planning of the landscape design of the grounds at the Trotte assisted living and nursing home in Wipkingen for 12 years.  As the team Enzmann Fischer Architekten, of which we are a member, were the winners of the open competition of the City of Zurich in 2008, the design of the exterior spaces could be expanded to the city-owned neighbouring property of the Alte Trotte for the purpose of site development. Between the new construction replacing the old Trotte Nursing Home and the student residence in the Alte Trotte there is now a public park, which in addition to generous perennial gardens also incorporates a playing field for the needs of the Wipkingen neighbourhood association. The handicapped-accessible system of paths opens up a new, higher-level connection between two streets: Nordstrasse, which runs parallel to the slope, and Trottenstrasse. The inner access system allows for loop paths for daily walks and also for therapy purposes. Away from the public eye and with direct access from the building there is a Dementia Garden with a lush planting bed on a shady terrace enclosed by pergolas. In front of the new park and next to the new senior citizens’ home, there is a café and restaurant with outdoor seating and a water basin.

Gardeners of the GGZ Gartenbau Genossenschaft Zurich are currently hard at work to make possible views of the freshly planted landscaping by 3 May 2019, the handover date for the senior citizens’ home.    


Talking about Gardens

Nek Chand`s Rock Garden, Chandigarh/ India, December 2018


In the spring semester 2019 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 6th March 2019 with a lecture on ‘Garden as Living as Art'

10:00 a.m.

HIL F.41 (Studio Space)
Departement of Architecture
ETH Zürich


Summer house in Avala

With the start of construction of a summer house on the mountain of Avala near Belgrade, Ganz Landscape Architects is being brought in for the exterior space. 

TEN, an association of architects, propose a lightweight construction of steel that hovers over the gently sloping topography and that elegantly fits into the wooded area.




Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018, India

Maati Ma Series at `Aspin Wall House`. Shambhavi Singh, Dehli


The art exhibition and festival is the largest of its kind in South Asia.

The fourth edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale runs from 12 December, 2018 – 29 March, 2019.
All venues are open every day from 10 AM – 6 PM.

General Admission tickets are INR 100.