In 2012, Günther Vogt won the Prix Meret Oppenheim for his accomplishments as a landscape architect as well as his urban development projects and studies and his intensive and productive cooperations with both architects and artists.
The interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist starts with the beginning and traces Günther Vogt's crucial experiences, from childhood and his first works in Switzerland to his present-day achievements, focussing on his visions for a sustainable 21st century.

«Quante Venezia conosce?» (How many Venice do you know?) It is the question you are asked at the kiosk, Case Studio VOGT is running at the 13th Biennale in Venice. And there is only one answer: «Una e migliaia» (one and thousands). The title of Günther Vogt's contribution, «Un-common Venice», is more than a play of words with this year's theme «Common Ground». Together with his students from the ETH and Case Studio VOGT, he captures the common and quarries the un-common.

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Whether park, square or promenade – Günther Vogt has a preference for designing with trees. He perceives his "green lungs" as an offer to city persons to reduce their speed and pause for a moment. Within the last years, VOGT realized a broad range of projects in the public space. The Masoala Rainforest Hall in Zurich is one of its most famous ones.

Interview with Günther Vogt in the Swiss architecture journal VISO in May 2012 (German and French).

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Essay about an intervention from Vogt Landscape Architects in the public spaces of Zurich and Tokyo, part of the project Smells and Sounds – The Invisible in Public Space. In: The space of a city. City theories between architecture, sociology, art and philosophie in Japan and in the West.

 

p. 98-104 (2008)

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Dossier by Günther Vogt about the rational and emotional examination of landscapes, on the example of the Madagascan rain forest and its miniature copy, the Masoala Rain Forest Hall in Zoo Zurich.

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