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20th October 2017: Excursion to the Morteratsch Glacier
21st October 2017: Colloquium in Zurich I 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Place: ETH Zurich, Audimax HG F30, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich


Opening by Prof. Dr. Sarah M. Springman, Rector of the ETH Zurich
Moderation: Karin Salm


Experts from science, landscape architecture, politics and business discuss current and future questions and challenges in dealing with water as a resource, focussing geographically on the Alpine region at this full-day event.


Network City and Landscape (NSL), ETH Zurich
Chair of Prof. Günther Vogt, ETH Zurich
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Together with Olafur Eliasson, Vogt Landscape Architects will present a sequence for the exhibition in Hamburger Bahnhof.


„The challenge is in the moment, the times is always now.“ (James A.Baldwin)


The second edition of the Festival of Future Nows is taking place during Berlin Art Week 2017 at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. This year’s cooperation between the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Olafur Eliasson and his Institut für Raumexperimente e.V. – as with the festival’s first edition in 2014 – brings together different works by over 100 international artists.


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Pictures Bilder © Basics09 und Staatliche Museen zu Berlin with the Institut für Raumexperimente  




The Meles Zenawi Memorial Park is currently built on a 60ha area in the northern outskirts of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The park, in addition to adding a new recreational space to the city, will be dedicated to the life and legacy of the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. The concept of Vogt Landscape comprehends the park as a link between the city and landscape. Spatial sequences are created, by introducing major clearings as landscape chambers. Ornamental plantings in the context to the architecture display the scale of the garden. Studio Other Spaces, a collaboration between artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann, is in charge of planning the buildings within the park. Vogt Landscape Architects has recently traveled to the site in order to control and check on the development of the construction site.


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Günther Vogt speaks at Mapprach (Zeglingen / BL) as part of the Tusculum event series. He will be introducing the history of the garden and the original paradise, by presenting powerful and outstanding references of this across the world.


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Last week we, together with the Mayor Stefan Wolf and Hellmut Seemann, President of the Klassik Stiftung, presented the project for the surroundings of the new Bauhausmuseum to the public. At the very well-attended event in the Weimar Congress Hall, there was, in addition to a few critical voices, a lot of encouragement to our design. In the meantime, the shell of the museum building shows progress, although only one floor is visible at the moment. A press review about the event and the project can be found here:

On the 24th of August the Helvetia will open its new West Wing at the head office in St. Gallen. Thereby the extension of the head office, which was realised by Herzog & de Meuron in several stages since 1989, is completed. Our task was the integration of the new building into our existing project “Mountains of Flowers” from 2004.


Open House: the site can be visited on the 26th of August


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Vogt is working together with architects Carmody Groarke on an ambitious masterplan to regenerate Rectory Farm, a 44 hectare area of disused farmland close by to London’s Heathrow airport. The site was used for farming until food safety concerns were raised in 1996. It sits on top of 3.4 million tonnes of fluvial gravel—identified as a sustainable supply for the London area.

Hounslow Council’s planning committee have now approved the scheme to extract the gravel using a ‘top-down’ method while retaining and transforming the wasteland above into an urban ‘green corridor’ and public space, on the scale of London’s great Victorian parks. It will improve connectivity between local residential areas, the biodiversity of a significant area of green belt landscape, and provide public amenity space.


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Vogt Landscape Architects won the second prize in the landscape design competition „Parkstadt Süd: Teilbereich Eifelwall“ in Cologne.


Our concept „Clearings at the Eifelwall“ continues the existing composition and the significant typologies of the inner green belt. A wide public meadow is framed by an urban alley together with an intimate holt which is interspersed with several clearings. The clearings provide space for specific uses and establish an identity. The open meadow is completed with a topographic island which represents a new element within the inner green belt. 



We have won the first prize for the urban planning competition „Südliche Dessauer Straße Wolfsburg-Westhagen“, in collaboration with Hosoya Schäfer Architects

Based on the concept «new ways to the centre», we proposed a holistic design which extends beyond the competition’s perimeter and organises the area into in 8 zones. 

The open spaces will be upgraded through densification and an increase in maintenance. This will strengthen the public green spaces, extending them towards the neighbouring parks, and provide a stronger identity for the local inhabitants. 

The new building structure builds on the existing grid in a rigorous, typologically diverse, and varied manner. This generates clearly-composed courtyards and neighbourhoods. 

VOGT Landscape Architects is currently working on the Testplanung for Klybeck Plus, an area in the north of Basel, with Diener & Diener Architekten (urban design) and Gruner AG (traffic engineering). The other teams are led by OMA, Albert Speer + Partner, and Prof. Hans Kollhoff Generalplanung. On 17 June 2017, members of the public are invited to comment on the proposals from the different teams. This feedback will be used as input for the next phase of planning synthesis.  Program


The Klybeck area in the north of Basel has changed fundamentally in the last few years. For the most part, the buildings in the area are no longer used for industrial production. The owners of BASF and Novartis have therefore joined forces with the canton of Basel-Stadt to define a new identity and function of the large site together. Working together, these three actors offer the unique opportunity to envision the development of an urban area of approximately 300,000 m²: 285,000 m² of factory space as well as adjacent green spaces, open spaces, and roads.  Further information



Teams from the London, Berlin and Zurich offices met this June for VOGT’s annual summer trip, this year to the Weald area of outstanding natural beauty in the English counties of Sussex and Kent. Embracing the theme, ‘The Changing Weald Coast’, we took a series of walks along the coastline, exploring three distinct landscape typologies and the agents of change that affect them. We started on the sand dunes of Camber, following the flat landscape of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve to the coast. Chalk dominated our second walk as we traversed 22km along the clifftops of the Seven Sisters from Seaford to Eastbourne. Our final stop was the eerie, constantly shifting, shingle desert outcrop of Dungeness. Here we encountered a transient environment, staunch counterculture, birds and plants, all living in the shadow of a nuclear power station.

The opening ceremony for the memorial “denk.mal Hannoverscher Bahnhof” took place on May 10th 2017. Over 500 guests were present, including witnesses, representatives of Holocaust victims’ organisations, and the mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz. In cooperation with representatives of Holocaust victims’ organisations, VOGT designed the memorial at the historic site. Between 1940 and 1945, over 8000 Jewish, Sinti and Romani people were deported from the former Hannoverscher Bahnhof. Twenty trains took them to ghettos and concentration camps. The memorial is composed of twenty glass panels, standing on the historic platform, to commemorate the children, women, and men who were deported.


Pictures © HafenCity Hamburg GmbH / Thomas Hampel 


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The project is called „Scala Naturae. The Ladder of Being“ and it refers to a concept first introduced by Aristoteles from his „Historia Animalium“ This great chain of being makes reference to a system of order, arrangement and classification and serves as a starting point for the study of one essential component of our landscape architectural practice: the tree. Each of the nine elements presented explores a different layer of meaning, ranging from weather, sound, illusion, manufacture, furniture, smell and construction techniques, all revolving around the topic of the tree.

Vogt Landscape Architects with Dietmar Feichtinger Architects have been selected to redesign the the Eiffel tower public gardens as part of the security upgrade project.

The title of the book and accompanying exhibition refers to the glaciers that formed the landscape around the installation’s site at Kvadrat in Denmark, their traces still evident in the site’s topography and geology. The project does not end at the property boundaries, but incorporates the entire surrounding landscape. Five mirrors, ranging from a perfect circle to elongated ellipses, reflect the changing sky above and the contemplator’s own gaze as though in the surfaces of glacial pools.

This publication offers a unique and highly detailed insight, captured over the course of four seasons, of this singular landscape. Working with geologists, landscape architects, and other specialists, Eliasson has created an outdoor space only a privileged few will ever see. This publication documents and enhances the work through photographs, essays, and collaborators who render the power of the project in images and words.


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Vogt Landscape Architects has won a competition for the expansion of Greppen with Diener & Diener Architekten.


The existing elements of the landscape and the open spaces of Greppen are taken up and integrated into the further development of the surrounding area of Wendelmatte. The elements of the adjoining landscape are continued with individual trees on generous meadows and isolated tree groups, which follow the topography of the slopes. Elements and materials of the village like hedges, walls, stairs and small byways are taken up in the structuring of the new created open spaces. Simple paths lead along the buildings and to the most important public or semi-public areas at the lake: the boat dock, the semi-private lake access, the seaside resort of Greppen and the boat harbor at the eastern edge of the meadow. The main part of tree planting is with fruit trees and nut trees, which are found individually or in small groupst. To be able to uphold the view on lake and landscape only some larger tree groups are planned. The meadows are kept as far as possible as they are today. New seeds are made with local seed. The aim is a species-and-flower meadow landscape, which is extensively cultivated. The southern part can be used for temporary events.

Vogt Landscape Architects has won a competition for the Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin with architects Herzog & De Meuron. The Museum stands in Berlin’s prime cultural quarter. Each part of this area has a distinct identity. The landscape scheme acts to connect the site to its urban setting: on the one hand Tiergarten, and on the other Potsdamer Platz and central Berlin.

New gardens and squares offer resting points across the larger urban area. In the tradition of the English Square, they provide a park atmosphere within a garden setting with gravel paths, lawns, seating and water elements. The chosen tree species can also be found in the Tiergarten (oaks, beech trees, hornbeams). These are planted both in new groups and within plantings to strengthen the existing landscape framework.

Similar to Unter den Linden, Sharounplatz offers generous public spaces under the shade of linden trees (Tilia cordata). The trees are organized along axes relating both to Matthaeikirchplatz and the Piazzetta. Potsdamer Strasse is strengthened by a double row of linden trees (Tilia tomentosa), framing the new tram line, and linking this area all the way to Postdammer Platz.

More informations on the competition on the museums's website.

Wir wurden ausgewählt, an einer 33,500 m2 grossen, akademischen Einrichtung der Universität London (UCL) zusammen mit Stanton Williams, AKT 2, Arup, Soundings und Plan A, arbeiten zu dürfen.

Stanton Williams Architects wird die Teamführung für die „Marshgate Site“ in der ersten Phase übernehmen. Dieser neue UCL Ost Campus wird beim „Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park“ im Osten von London gebaut.

Die erste Phase von UCL Ost beabsichtigt ungefähr 3000 Studenten und 625 Mitarbeiter unterzubringen, darunter Akademiker und Forscher in interdisziplinären Themenbereichen, sowie Kreativität und materielle Kultur, zukünftige Grossstädte und experimentelles Engineering.

We have been selected to work on a 33,500m2 academic facility for University College London (UCL) for its new campus in East London, as part of a team with Stanton Williams, AKT 2, Arup, Soundings, and Plan A.

Stanton Williams Architects will lead the team for the Marshgate site in the first phase of its new UCL East campus which will be built at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

The first phase of UCL East is expected to accommodate approximately 3,000 students and 625 staff, including academics and researchers, in cross-disciplinary subject areas such as creativity and material culture, future global cities, and experimental engineering.