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sub: og-page_tit: Swisscom Building Binz og-page_des: Die einstige Lehmgrube diente als Deponie und wurde schliesslich unter Naturschutz gestellt. Das Oberflächenwasser darf nicht versickern. Mit grossen Wasserbecken schaffen wir vielfältige Lebensräume, die - der Künstlichkeit des Ortes angemessen - artifiziell gestaltet sind. og-page_kwd: Landscape Architecture, Topic, og-page_url: [open] og-page_img: [open]
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Swisscom Building Binz, Zürich

The former clay pit served as a landfill site until the 1970s. Today the slopes of the pit are under nature conservancy protection. The surface water is not allowed to drain away and has to be discharged above ground. By means of large water retention and evaporation basins, multi-faceted habitats have been created. The near-natural site is arranged artificially, in line with the artificiality of the location. Natural growth and geometric forms contrast with each other. The water will erode the bank and the clear lines will soften with the years of naturalness. Time and the forces of nature will become visible; the building will be able to age, slowly and without any artificially created patina. This large structure and the former landfill site will acquire a green coat that does not gloss anything over but instead leaves questions open.

[Worlds of Work]   [Climate]   [Water]   [Ecology]  
Swisscom Zürich
Project Data
Planning 1988-1992
Realisation 1992-1994
Area 10'000 m²
Project Team
Fischer Architekten, Zürich
Zertifizierung Qualitätslabel 'Naturpark' (2004), Award
Garten auf Altlasten (1995), Media
Gute Gärten (1995), Exhibition

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