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sub: og-page_tit: Parks and Promenades og-page_des: Designing a park is the supreme discipline of landscape architecture. The more concentrated the city becomes the more parks gain in importance. Parks that can be utilized in diverse ways can significantly improve quality of life in the city. og-page_kwd: Landscape Architecture, Projects, Parks and Promenades og-page_url: [open] og-page_img: [open]

Parks and Promenades

The robust and simple design elements in our designs, the “spatial frameworks,” create the basis for flexible potential uses. The park can thus react to changes dynamically and make a sustainable contribution to the urban landscape.
Anyone who has spent time in a park on a summer day knows how multilayered the utilization demands are. It is also necessary to take into account the ecological, urban-development, and design requirements. Our park concepts facilitate diverse uses, which are constantly negotiated anew in social discourse and can be adapted to current needs. Today, the multifaceted ways in which a park can be used is an important indicator of a self-assured city. In an era of global migration and ecological crisis, the communal experience in parks is part of the basis of a vibrant society.
A loose structure of trees that again and again offers views of the surrounding urban spaces frames the central clearing in the new district park. A striking, spacious entrance area anchors the park on Thurgauerstrasse.
In the Elinor-Ostrom-Park, we have used a loose framework of trees to define open clearings in the park that facilitate a view of the surrounding urban spaces and the elevated railway line. The elevated railway links the different sections of the park as a spatial backbone and route for urban uses.
An autobahn tunnel in the direction of Kriens is supposed to relieve pressure on the city center of Lucerne in the future. Instead of being a mere infrastructure facility, the new Grosshof Bridge at the southern entrance to the tunnel will become a multifunctional building with an autobahn and a park on the roof.

Promenade II, Sankt Peter-Ording

The open space concept incorporates the basic principles of the architecture. Islands of vegetation at the main entrance clearly separate the individual functions. Basic access for vehicles to the plot of land is concentrated along the building so as to be able to create a high-quality space for spending time along the ship canal with promenade.
With the summer flower and perennial garden, we have developed a special garden in Treptower Park further based on the existing park maintenance plan in a contemporary way—with special consideration given to a sustainable choice of plants and the renovation of the original structural elements based on guidelines for historical monument protection.
The park on the southern arm of the Elbe, which was honored as an excellence project of the IBA Hamburg, owes its five-pointed shape to the Castle Island, which was previously framed by bastions. Plantings of trees accentuate the view of the fragment of the castle and once again produce a reference to the water.
Curved terraces overcome the striking difference in height between the Rhine River and the Novartis campus. The design vocabulary developed based on the flow of the river creates a special sort of riverbank promenade.
A loose “veil of trees” anchors Rudolf Bednar Park in the new city district and includes various offers—from a skater park to the tranquil district garden—under its canopy. Colorful play steles call to mind the reeds that were once found on the Danube floodplain.

Gleisbogen, Zürich

The strategy of our design addresses the ongoing process of upheaval in the planning area. The red concrete surfacing between the tracks forms the backbone of the industrial district as a pedestrian and cycling path. We have also created a new symbol with the striking pedestrian bridge.

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