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All three of VOGT’s offices (Zurich, Berlin, London) came together in end of June 2016 for the yearly office trip, this time to the Bernese Oberland. With “The Alps as a Park” as our theme, we took a field trip to the area that created modern Swiss tourism. We hiked through the Gasterntal Valley, where everyone was encouraged to pick from the “Traveling (Landscape) Architect” toolbox to collect, record, and translate the surrounding landscape. We took full advantage of the dense infrastructural network of the area developped for tourists over the last centuries, moving with ease from train, to cable car, to boat. We also hiked along the base of the mythical Eiger -Nordwand and experienced the roar of Lauterbrunnen Valley’s glacial waterfalls.

After 6 years of planning and construction, Lohsepark will be inaugurated on 09 and 10 July 2016.

As HafenCity's largest park (4.5 ha), Lohsepark offers the public varied opportunities for use and occupation. The park is organised both vertically and horizontally: on the one hand providing a clear separation between the low-lying river and the newly-built flood-proof plateau; on the other hand creating a strong visual axis through the entire site to connect water to water.

Opening program

Tate Modern opened on the 17th June.

The new landscape of the Tate Modern Gallery works with nature and is about nature, with the river and about the river: Its tides, its colours and its sedimentation. As a whole, this informal landscape unites the varied existing and new elements across the site and is comprised of generous public spaces, a large planted embankment and lawn areas.