LIGHT CAPITAL

research & urban design studio, berlage institute, rotterdam, 2005

The Berlage Institute in Rotterdam has been asked by the City of Ljubljana to prepare an independent view on the city’s urban development opportunities. The thesis studio was taught by professor Markus Schaefer, Hosoya Schaefer Architects and Marijn Spoelstra, Mountainworks (financial consulting).

Ljubljana should be well positioned for dynamic urban development. With the independence of 1991, joining the EU in 2004, introducing the Euro in 2008 and the EU presidency of the same year, the economic boom of the region should also show itself in urban development. Yet the city is stagnating. Suburbanization, traffic problems, improvised uses, aborted projects and not so successful shopping streets are characteristic for the city.

After an analysis of the real estate mechanism not a masterplan was developed, but a strategic plan with a vision (Light Capital), a plan (for ring and city) and strategic projects each accompanied by a business model. The aim was to furnish the planning authorities with a portfolio of investment opportunities, embedded in an overall development strategy for the city.

Projects

Architecture

Station square and station roof in Herisau, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Multi-family house in Binz, Switzerland
Current state: building permission

Interior design for an apartment in Park Tower, Zug
Recently completed

Innovative highrise on the countryside, Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland
Current state: concept

Parking garage with shop in Zug, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Riedmatt Ebikon
Housing, retail, ateliers
Current state: concept design

Seegarten Altendorf
Family-living, elderly-living, retail
Current state: preliminary design phase

House Chile
Innovative single family home in forrest setting
Current state: building permit submission

Buchs Areal Fegeren
Building for precision-industry
Current state: study

Urban Design

Technologycluster Zug
Urban framework plan and design concept

Masterplan Industriestrasse Nord, Zug, Switzerland

Hafencity Elbbrückenquartier, Hamburg
Masterplan and urban framework plan

Wilhelmsburg Elbinselquartier, Hamburg
Masterplan, urban framework plan and typology studies

National Innovation Park Switzerland, Hub Zurich
Development studies

Innovation- and production park Patton Barracks, Heidelberg
Urban framework plan

Wil West, Kanton Thurgau, Switzerland
Urban design concept

Urban design concept for a site in Uzwil, Switzerland

Urban design concept for a site in Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland

Urban design concept with public participation for Neugasse Zürich

Masterplan Dierikon, Switzerland

Urban System Research

Mobiglobe Autostadt Wolfsburg, Volkswagen, Germany
Mobility research

Strelka Institute, Moscow
Teaching: Advanced Urban Design

Development strategy for 3 communities in the Kanton St. Gallen, Switzerland

Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10 8048 Zürich Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 (0)43 243 6313 F. +41 (0)43 243 6315
office@hosoyaschaefer.com

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 602 21 Sakaimachi Gojo-Takakurakado Shimogyoku Kyoto Japan
T. +81 (0)75 744 1503
office@hosoyaschaefer.com