Free stage for the big dimensions
The transformation of landscapes through structural development is all present and is increasingly shaping the image of Switzerland as a country. These are not only the obvious changes, caused by the densification of settlements, the expansion of transport infrastructures or the generation of energy, but also the creeping processes of transformation by the agricultural economy, by mining activities and landfills, or by large-scale material shifts.
These 'new' landscapes require careful and high-quality planning and design. What is needed are adequate answers to the unsurmountable changes. It is also important to recognise the opportunities for multifunctional uses, examples: Revitalis of water bodies enable attractive recreational zones; settlement areas become biodiversity hotspots; large infrastructure buildings such as the Neat create new landscapes.
The great current challenges in the landscape can neither be taken into account with an arcade landscape nor with a static and protective approach. Planning and design tasks overlap, they take place on different levels and in different scales. Unconventional approaches and far-sighted ways of thinking are called for. Country relevant planning is to be conceived as a long-term process.
The Rapperswil Day 2017 deals with the big dimensions. It explains theories, methods and innovative projects and sheds light on complex interrelationship.
Conference Documents Rapperswiler Day
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ACO Passavant AG, Netstal
A. Tschümperlin AG, Baar
Bärlocher Steinbruch und Steinhauerei AG, Buch-Staad
Burri Public Elements AG, Glattbrugg
ComputerWorks AG, Basel
Frikarti Stauden AG, Grüningen
Hagenbucher Aussengestaltung und Innovation, Zumikon
Ingold Baumschulen AG, Bützberg
Kinderland Neeser AG, Reiden
Leuthold Gärten AG, Oberrieden
Moveart GmbH, Dornach
Ott Aquatec AG, Pfäffikon
Stabilizer 2000 GmbH, Münchwilen
Steinbruch Mellikon AG, Mellikon