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

Commission:

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

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG

Planning Team:

Studio Vulkan Landschaftsarchitekten
IBV Hüsler AG

Master plan and area development of the historical center 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

Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: construction project

Airport Engadine, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Mobility Hub, Zug, 2019 –
Future Parking Facility with retail component
Current phase: execution

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: public vote

MEWA-Areal, Wädenswil, 2018 –
Transformation Project from the former industrial estate to the mixed-use development with housing
Current phase: framework plan

Viererfeld, Bern, 2018 –
Housing
Current phase: on hold

Office Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: execution

House Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Urban Design

Salina Raurica / Salinenhofquartier, Pratteln, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: design guidelines

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: design manual

Urban Space Development Concept for SBB Basel Station, 2018 –
Current state: public consultation

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Bell-Areal, Kriens, 2020 –
Current state: competition

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: study with recommendation for further development

Areal Dübendorf, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Oerlikon, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Dierikon, 2015 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Seetalstrasse Meierhöfli Emmen, 2020 –
Current state: test planing

Klosterareal Pluggendorf, Münster, 2020 –
Current state: workshop + competition

ZHA, Boulevard, Hönggerberg Campus, 2020 –
Current state : ongoing (with Studio Vulkan)

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: study

Urban System Research

cividi gmbh – civic data intelligence, 2019 –
Digital tools for the analogue city
Current state: ongoing

The Industrious City – Book Publication, 2017 –
(Lars Müller Publishers)
Published in fall 2020

Workplace Area Development, Winterthur, 2019 –
Current state: ongoing

Network strategy 2040 and
future public transport 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with IBV Hüsler)

Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10 8048 Zürich Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 43 243 6313 F. +41 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