Project:

Master Plan Municipality Ebikon

Year:

2014 - 2015

Client:

Ebikon Municipal Council

Location:

Ebikon, Switzerland

Program:

Municipality Master Plan, Study of the Municipal Centre

Area:

9.68 sqkm

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Direct commission with pre-qualification: Approved by Municipal Council on 1. April 2015

Landscape architect:

Studio Vulkan Landschaftsarchitekten, Zürich

Traffic planning:

IBV Hüsler AG, Zürich

Master plan and area development of the historical centre of Ebikon municipality

The agglomeration of Luzern has reached Ebikon. However, inhabitants don’t see themselves as part of Luzern, the original village centre of Ebikon is still their main point of reference. The Ebikon Masterplan restores the historical structures and the relationship with the landscape; it provides strategies and tools in order to strengthen the original layout versus the agglomeration of Luzern.

The new general principle for Ebikon is that of an “urban village” – urban as well as rural moments are possible and allow a coherent interpretation of the Ebikon of today. Landscape, open space and a network of connections support rural atmospheres, while dense and identity-establishing structures work against the dynamics of the agglomeration and create new urban focal points inside of Ebikon.

The landscape as well as historical structures are interpreted as the main identity bands of Ebikon, restoring the original orientation and overwriting the zoning plan. Those bands are networked in a new way through so-called “Spiessli” – connections skewering different functional areas and identities, thus connecting them. Specific measures and interventions are defined, strengthening slow traffic and the attractiveness of the centre. A new, dense development area close to the station – the Feldmatt quarter – promotes public transport.

The masterplan proposes a new interpretation of the historical centre – the hill where the first buildings were located becomes the “Moraine Park”, offering open space quality to the inhabitants and marking it as a special place along the main cantonal road. Traffic infrastructures are reduced and public program returns to the center of Ebikon.

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