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sub: og-page_tit: Suurstoffi Residential Complex og-page_des: We have developed a location-defining outdoor space with simple types of open spaces for the new site based on the potentials of the landscape of Zug. Open spaces for children to play and adults to relax have been created within the eventful topography. og-page_kwd: Landscape Architecture, Topic, og-page_url: [open] og-page_img: [open]
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Suurstoffi Residential Complex, Rotkreuz

For our open space concept, we derived a location-defining outdoor space for the new residential district of Suurstoffi in Rotkreuz based on the potentials of the landscape of Zug. We use water, topography, and plants as the predominant design elements. They are put together to create an ornamental pattern representing an abstraction of the surrounding landscape of Zug. The “landscape ornament” developed from it follows in the tradition of the millefleur decoration on the tapestries of the Middle Ages, which tell of fragrant, colorful places and gardens of paradise with a sumptuous sea of flowers. A uniform lawn carpet that produces a link between all the spaces forms the basis of this “millefleur.” In the “garden carpet,” extensive plantings of grasses with gentle depressions and slight elevations, along with luxuriant plantings of perennials contribute to creating a unique atmosphere that is both sensual and matter-of-fact at the same time. Water is introduced as an enlivening element along the “boulevard.” Woven into the picture of a “millefleur” made up of colorful flowers, grasses, and broad surfaces of water, residents thus encounter a variety of special locations that encourage diverse uses.

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
Aussenraum mit Erlebnisqualitäten, Interview im Buch "Suurstoffi" (2020), Media
Stiftung Natur & Wirtschaft: natürliche Vielfalt in Wohnüberbauung (2016), Award

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