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

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: framework plan

Haus Myrte, Wädenswil, 2022 –
Current phase: tender

House Renovation, Geneva, 2021 –
Current phase: ongoing

Airport Engadin, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: construction project

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: tender

Fabrik.sg, 2020 –
Current phase: Project phases design to operation

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

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: execution planning

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

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: tender

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

Urban Design

Bahnhof Romanshorn, 2022 –
Current state: study (with Sudio Vulkan)

Kaserne Aarau, 2022 –
Current state: urban framework

Areale Wittenbach, 2022 –
Current state: urban design commission

Stiftungsareal Neumünster, 2022 –
Current state: study

Kieler Schloss, 2022 –
Current state: Public think tank on usage and architecture

Campus Heidelberg, 2021 –
Current state: Masterplan process, in-depth studies

Otterbach Süd, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Campus Bochum, 2018 –
Current state: project support

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Areal Neugasse Zürich, 2016 –
Current state: completion of master plan, public consultation

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: project support

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: project support

Urban System Research

Metaverse, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

Entwicklungskonzept Würzenbach, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

ESP Hochdorf, 2021 –
Current state: spatial-urban as well as use- and circular-based development concept

Deep Urbanism, 2021 –
Current state: ongoing

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

Contact

Zürich office

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Kyoto office

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