Rapperswiler Tag
March 24, 2017


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.

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HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil
BSLA Bund Schweizer Landschaftsarchitekten und Landschaftsarchitektinnen
SIA Schweizerischer Ingenieur- und Architektenverein