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Wohnüberbauung Suurstoffi, Rotkreuz

In deriving a representative exterior space for the planned Rotkreuz-Langweid development from the potential of the landscape of Zug, the existing open space concept became the focal point. The elements utilized are water, topography, and plants. They are brought together to form an ornamental pattern that can be understood as an abstraction on the surrounding landscape of Zug.

The “landscape ornament” that was developed follows in the tradition of “mille fleur decoration” on medieval tapestries, which spoke of fragrant, colorful locations and gardens of paradise with their opulent floral splendor.

The basis of “mille fleur” forms a contiguous lawn carpet that connects all the spaces with one another. A gentle topography generates a diverse variety of different situations. Generous plantings of grass in the “garden carpet” consisting of gentle hollows and slight elevations contribute to the creation of a unique atmosphere that is both sensual and appealing at the same time. The rich green of the grasses guarantees a green overall picture throughout the year. Opulent perennials round out the picture. As colorful accents, these areas form the bright backdrop in front of which the residential environment can unfold. Beginning with the flowers that blossom in the spring such as crocuses and daffodils and the Japanese witch hazel up to the lotus in September.

Water is integrated as the highest quality element and is situated along the “boulevard” in calm and expansive surfaces. Interwoven in the picture of “mile fleur” made up of colorful flowers, grasses, and broad expanses of water, residents again find a wide range of locations that invite use.

Zug Estates AG
Project Data
Studienauftrag 2009
Planning 2009
Realisation 2011
Area ca. 30 ha
Project Team
Holzer Kobler Architekturen AG, Zürich (Baufeld 5)
Lussi+Halter Architekten AG, Luzern (Baufeld 2)
Rothpletz, Lienhard + Cie AG (Baufeld 5)
Sulzer+Buzzi Baumanagement AG, Steinhausen
Stiftung Natur & Wirtschaft: natürliche Vielfalt in Wohnüberbauung (2016), Award

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