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Page 14 Diversity on a sound basis – the Hunziker development Page 16 Between province and metropolis: Eberswalde perspectives

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04 IN BRIEF Our daily work

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The city of tomorrow: urban safety and other challenges

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PROFILE 20 COMPANY  Our company

Cover picture If cities are to remain attractive places to live in, they must initiate their strategies for the future now and reconcile the needs of many different stakeholder groups. This is depicted in Paula Troxler’s illustration.


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Nowadays more than half of the world’s population lives in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cities. By 2050 this share will increase to about 70 per cent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Making our cities ready for the future is the major challenge .we .face . today. . . The . city . of. the . future . . does . not . .exist, . and . there . . .is no . standard . . . solution . . to . design . . it.. . . . . . . .

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­ urrent .c . . high . population . . . growth. . . . In .other . European . . . countries, . . . some cities with attractive location factors are . . . . . . . . . . . . . expanding . . . while . . others are shrinking. The situation is again quite different in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mega­cities in developing and emerging countries, where dif­ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ferent infrastructures are challenged by their sheer size.

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Dear Readers,

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Each city, regardless of its location, has to tackle different . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­topics for its future: city and mobility planning, economy and .architecture, . . . environmental . . . . .protection, . . . safety . . and . sociology. . . . .A quality . . city . .development . . . .will. make . use . .of all . these . . discip­ . . .lines. . Different . . . aspects . . will . be . emphasised . . . . depending . . . on . the . .local . conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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magaz­ine. But we will show you a small snapshot of our many . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . projects dealing with this subject. Read how Eberswalde in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandenburg plans to become fit for the future. Come with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . us to the Hunziker development in Zurich with its innovative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . housing. Discuss with different experts why urban safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­affects our cities and what makes a future-proof city. And .find. out . why . . we. are . now . . at . home . . in .the. metropolis . . . of . .São. Paulo . .too. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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.We. wish . you . a . stimulating . . . read! . . .

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.Chairman . . .

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .We. will . not . be . showing . . . you . the . .city. of. the. future . . in. this .

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Cornelia Büttner

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F E AT U R E

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FETAT HEM URE A

Future mobility in Zurich In what direction is the urban mobility of tomorrow heading? What future developments require action now? We have produced a development radar for the City of Zurich Department of Transportation, an early warning system that monitors the mobility environment. For example, as the price of fossil energy rises, commuting by car becomes more expensive. More people will look for alternatives – from electric cars to a shorter commuting distance. The development radar enables Zurich to detect and evaluate future changes at an early stage. INFO

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WATER MANAGEMENT Mekong region and Central Asia Food security in Central and South-East Asia depends heavily on the water from major riv­ ers: the Mekong river in South-East Asia is the largest freshwater fishery region on the planet, and millions of people depend on it for their subsistence. But hydroelectric plants are detrimental to the fish stocks. In Central Asia, too, the demand for water is very high, but it is a very scarce resource, especially for people working in agriculture. The Swiss Agency for Development and Co­ operation (SDC) is funding the water pro­ gramme of the Asian Development Bank in the Mekong region and in Central Asia, and supporting the activities of the Mekong River Commission, an association of river Mekong riparian states. The objective is to distribute the available water according to demand and to use it appropriately, effectively and ecologically. We support SDC under a con­ sultancy mandate in both the Mekong re­ gion and Central Asia.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Limmat Valley light railway Traffic in the Limmat Valley, to the north-west of Zurich, continues to increase, and the road network will soon be stretched to its limits. The Limmat Valley light railway is intended to supplement the existing public transport system and absorb some of the extra traffic. With twenty-seven stops over a distance of

13.4 km, the light railway will connect Zurich Altstetten with Killwangen-Spreitenbach. We are responsible for various design and project planning aspects of the rail and road infrastructure. INFO

www.ebp.ch/1024

FEASIBLE?

STRATEGIC SPATIAL PLANNING

Study on replacement of the Oberwies pedestrian overpass

Municipalities of Rifferswil and Eschlikon set a precedent

The Oberwies pedestrian overpass crosses the N1 motorway near the Zurich suburb of Wallisellen. Parts of the structure are in poor condition and will not reach the lifespan originally anticipated. On behalf of the Swiss Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) we are inves­ tigating what replacement options exist for the cable-stayed bridge. In addition to dis­ cussing different new build options, the study also looks into the possibility of demol­ ishing the overpass without replacement, examining the legal basis for this and the im­ pact on non-motorised traffic. We evaluate the engineering and cost aspects of the dif­ ferent options.

In Rifferswil and Eschlikon, both in the Can­ ton of Zurich, pupil numbers are increasing and the educational requirements are chang­ ing, which means the municipalities need to expand their classroom provision. We are ­analysing the existing facilities and produ­ cing a forecast of pupil numbers by 2030. We will then work jointly with the school communities to determine the space require­ ment, based on the cantonal specifications and recommendations. In a feasibility study we will examine possible solutions to space shortages and estimate the investment costs. The purpose is to define a project for the or­ ganisation of an architectural competition.

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The motorway through St. Gallen, in east­ ern Switzerland, is one of the many sections of the national road network that will be overloaded in the future. To counteract this, the city and cantonal authorities proposed a so-called southern link, but although this would have brought significant relief to the motorway and the city, several new intersec­ tions within the city limits would have caused added congestion. A joint venture led by Ernst Basler + Partner has developed and compared several alternatives on behalf of the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO). The re­ sult is a much cheaper best option, which is enjoying wide acceptance from representa­ tives of the district and of interested parties. The funding will now be arranged under the federal government’s programme for the elimination of bottlenecks.

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(see INTERVIEW) we are developing risk. . . . . . . . . . . . based emergency plans for the South Ameri­ .can .headquarters . . . of. an. international . . . group. . . .This. is the . first . joint . . contract . . for. our . compa­ . . .nies. since . . the. strategic . . .partnership . . . was .

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gested with traffic. The new city tunnel is . . . . . . . . . . . ­intended to take individual motorised traffic .away . from . the . inner . . city, . relieving . . the . ­central . . .zone . of. much . of . its. traffic . . and. congestion. . . . .We .are .working . . on. the. basic . project . . for . the .

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www.ebp.ch/1026

LOW-COST DEVELOPMENT Promotion by spatial planning measures Housing costs in cities and agglomerations have risen sharply in recent years. Munici­ palities and cantons are now examining the extent to which spatial planning instru­ ments, such as zones with a proportion of low-cost housing, can contribute to the pro­ motion of affordable housing. As there is lit­ tle experience of this in Switzerland, the Federal Office for Housing has instructed us to investigate the impact of spatial planning instruments of this kind. Our investigations not only examine affordable housing, but also consider the impact on spatial develop­ ment, social mix and open space. We are assessing possible instruments and making recommendations for implementation to federal, cantonal and municipal authorities.

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PRELIMINARY STUDY

PIONEERING PROJECT IN CHILE City of Valdivia focuses on solar boats Valdivia is one of the main university cities in Chile. Every day large numbers of stu­ dents and workers are transported across the city’s rivers, causing substantial CO2 emissions as well as noise. The city now in­ tends to ring the changes by introducing three newly developed, solar-powered elec­ tric boats that carry hundreds of passengers daily. The solar boats are part of a pilot pro­ ject to promote sustainable transport in Val­ divia. The objectives are to reduce CO2 emis­ sions from public and private transport, to divert some of the motorised traffic away from the congested streets and to increase the awareness of the population. We are re­ sponsible for structuring and implementing the project, which is funded by public and private investment. INFO

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CLEAN WATER FROM MOUNT PILATUS Lucerne spring water treatment consultancy ewl energie wasser luzern is planning to build a waterworks to treat spring water which rises on Mount Pilatus. Multi-stage treatment methods including membrane fil­ tration will ensure that the strict drinking water quality standards will always be met, even if the spring water turns more cloudy. We are assisting ewl with the conceptual planning of the call for tenders for the ­general planner, the drafting of the tender docu­ments and the implementation of the tender procedure for this complex water supply project.

itional tracks are needed to increase the cap­ ­ acity in line with future demand. Our ­preliminary study examines whether a station extension on a bridge support structure is technically feasible and can be integrated into the surrounding area.


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Challenges in rural areas

centred on entrepreneurship, innovation and . . . . . . . . . . . . added value. With the multi-annual pro­ .gramme . . 2016–2023, . . . the . .federal . .and. can­ . .tonal . governments . . . .have. set. a joint . course . . for . .continued . . development . . . . of. regional . . policy. . . We are drafting the conceptual framework

MODELLING

report sets out the challenges in rural areas . . . . . . . . . and explains how the federal government’s . regional . . policy . . has . to. be. oriented . . to meet . them. . .Funding . . priorities, . . funding . . .scope and . selection . . rules . .for .future . projects . . are . also de­ veloped. .

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loads. To achieve maximum reliability and . . . . . . . . . . . . significance, we are developing a method .based . on . the . .federal . .administration’s . . . . Na­ . tional Passenger Traffic Model (NPVM). This . . . . . . . . . . . . represents an intelligent combination of traf­ . . . . . . . . . . . . fic modelling methods and the application of .Geographical . . . Information . . . Systems . . .(GIS). . .

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vated. We are upgrading the building ser­ . . . . . . . . . . . vices installations and adding new functions .such. as .air conditioning. . . . . By .a combination . . . of . .historical . . heritage . . lights . . and . modern . . .light­ . ing architecture, we are putting a sympa­ . . . . . . . . . . . . thetic contemporary gloss on these vener­ .able. villas. . . . . . . . . . .

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AUTOMATION Reliable technology for the Stäfa fish hatchery The fish stocks in Lake Zurich need to be regu­ lated. Various native fish species are therefore bred at the cantonal fish hatchery in Stäfa and regularly released into the lake. The hatchery’s automation system and the pumps were outdated and had to be re­ placed. We developed the building auto­ mation and electrical concepts on behalf of the cantonal building department. We also produced the documentation for the project ­exe­cution and supervised the implementa­ tion of the works up to successful handover to the operator. It was a challenge to carry out renovations under continued operating conditions, as the water circulation in the breeding tanks had to be maintained throughout.

ELECTRICITY WITHOUT NUCLEAR Analysis of potential for the Canton of Thurgau How can electricity be supplied in the long term without nuclear power in Thurgau? We are working on a strategy analysing the po­ tential of renewable energies. Working to­ gether with the cantonal stakeholders, we develop objectives and measures which we then evaluate in terms of their energy impact, cost, economic consequences, security of supply and environmental im pact. The re­ sults will be submitted to the Executive Council and the Cantonal Parliament, assist­ ing these authorities to make the important decisions needed for future power supplies in the ­Canton of Thurgau.

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. . . . hooligans, . . . . burglaries . . . . or . floods . . . –. what . . safety-related . . . . . . . Football . . . . . will . Swiss . . . cities . . be . faced . . .with . .in .2025? . . Together . . . . with . . challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 pilot cities and the Association of Swiss Cities, we are . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . drawing up a comprehensive picture of future developments.

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Swiss cities may be small, manageable and considered safe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . by comparison with international metropolises. But here, too, . . . . are. changing: . . . riots . mobilised . . . on . Facebook, . . . more . . conditions .public . transport . . . services . . . at night, . . more . . intensive . . . and . varied . . . . of .public . .space . .and. new . communication . . . . . technologies . . . . use .present . . cities . with . . increasingly . . . complex . . . challenges. . . . The . .issue . of . urban . . safety . . occupies . . . a. central . . role . .and. is. more . .of .a preoccupation than ever before. Local people, businesses, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . tourists . . . all. want . . to .feel. safe . in . cities. . . With . . these . . diverse . . challenges, the pressure is growing on the cities to offer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . appropriate solutions, and is becoming an increasingly Her­ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . culean task. Safety in today’s cities goes far beyond policing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and is becoming a demanding mainstream task for several . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . areas of authority. Longer-term overall strategies are wanted . . are. often . . non-existent, . . . . leaving . . the . authorities . . . . able . to . but .­react . only . .to particular . . . events. . . . . . . . . . . .

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To . .counteract . . . this, . .the. study . . “Safe . . Swiss . . Cities . . 2025”, . . initiated by the Association of Swiss Cities and Ernst Bas­ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ler  . +  . Partner, . . centres . . . on . a comprehensive . . . . . review . . of . urban . . safety. The study offers an overview of the central develop­ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ments and challenges associated with urban safety, both . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­today and above all projecting forward to 2025. Its focus is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . deliberately broad and ranges from social and technical

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The . .city. of .tomorrow A . . . city . that . .is prepared . . . for. the. future . . must . be . . a rational combination of many different factors. Intelligent ­solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . are required, not just for safety and security but also for increasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . densities, high traffic congestion and environmental ­pollution and our . . of life. . . All .this. can . easily . . become . . a .battleground . . . for . competing . . . . way . . . (Illustration: . . . . Paula . .Troxler) . . . . . . . . . . . interests.

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changes to natural hazards. . . The . study . . highlights . . . how . .the. safety of cities will be affected in the future by nightlife and . . . . . . . . . . . leisure behaviour, the use of social media, urban design, the . . . . . . . . . . . traffic and transport situation, etc., and how these develop­ . . . . . . . . . . . ments can be handled.

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. . . . . . . . . . . The importance of the study’s subject matter is indicated by . and . . urban . .municipalities . . . . the great demand. Overall. 33. cities . . German. . and . . French-speaking . . . . . of different sizes from both . . . . . . . involvement . . . . Switzerland are participating as pilot cities. Their enables direct reference to . everyday . . . urban . .life.. The . pilot . .cit­. ies contribute their wealth of experience and their concerns . . . . . . . . . . . and also use the opportunity . . to. exchange . . . ideas . . and . learn . . from one another. . . . . . . . . . . .

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Spatial and urban planner Angelina Nolte’s daily work in­volves current and future urban development issues. In private travel, too, she likes to explore the distinctive aspects of foreign cities. In his spare time, political scientist Tillmann Schulze prefers the country to the city. Exploring Lake Greifensee in his folding kayak and running on the slopes of the Pfannenstiel mountain give him fresh inspiration for exciting urban projects.

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The study ranges from the current situation to the future – . . . . . . . . . . . together with the project team, the cities are conducting . . . . . . . . . . workshops to analyse the .hazards to which they are currently . . . relevance . . . for . the . future . . is. exposed, and in what form. Their . . research . . . in. existing . . stud­ . . evaluated with the help of. detailed . . . . . . . . . . . ies and interviews with experienced specialists. .

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Based on the data, the project . . .team . of . the . Association . . . . of. Swiss Cities and Ernst Basler + Partner, together . . . . . . . with . the . par­ . . ticipating cities, are developing approaches and proposals for . . . . . . . . . . . action. Examples of the topics discussed include the planning . . . . . . . . . . . measures that increase safety, how new communication . . . . . . . . . . . channels can be used and the influence of existing legisla­ . . . . . . . . . . . tion.

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longer merely react to specific . . events . . and . developments, . . . . .but. proactively exert an influence . . on. safety . . in their . . cities. . . . «.

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Lilian Blaser has always appreciated urban life with its diverse cultural activities. A natural scientist, she lived in Berlin for four years but since 2011 has again been enjoying the ready accessibility of Zurich. At weekends she is usually drawn to the countryside.

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Cities should be setting their sights on the future now. However, the city of the future does not exist, and there are no tailor-made solutions to point the way to it. Four ex足perts outline central challenges in Swiss cities and pos足 sible ways to handle them.

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Urban life is more and more attractive. This not only poses new challenges for the cities in dealing with safety (article p. 8 –10), but the increasing densities, declining green space, increasing traffic and environmental impacts and our way of living also demand intelligent solutions in various fields. This is the only way for cities to maintain their future com­ petitiveness and guarantee quality of life for their popula­ tions.

The availability of attractive, interlinked green spaces can increase the acceptance of higher densities. Barbara Zibell

365°  What makes our cities fit for the future? Barbara Zibell The range of issues is huge. One basic prob­ lem is that we are using up too much space. Taxes could be raised on excessive living space in future to counter this trend. The fact that we live, work and spend our leisure time in dif­ ferent places also leads to more mobility. Renate Amstutz  Living, working and leisure should not be further separated. And people should also feel comfortable where they live. Neighbourhoods must display a distinctive identity despite dynamic growth and changing demands. Barbara Zibell  Feeling comfortable has a lot to do with giving equal weight to all ways of life in the city. Planning should not just be concerned with the areas relevant to paid work, it should also consider care work, such as for exam­ ple the needs of families or the elderly. Christof Abegg  Increasing density can mean that the famil­ iar disappears and the identity of neighbourhoods changes.

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This arouses fears and triggers . . .resistance. . . . And . yet . greater . . . density is inevitable to halt the spread of urban sprawl . . . . . . . . . .be­. yond the boards of the city. and . agglomeration. . . . . .The. challenge . . . is to perceive density not. as .a threat, but as an opportunity . . . . . . . . . for improved quality. . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Kessler   Endless infrastructure expansion is not a so­ . . . . . . . . . . . lution for the future – it is much better to use it intelligently . . . . . . . . . . . in its current dimensions. We must look critically at our con­ . . . . . . . . . . . sumer behaviour and reduce our space and mobility needs . change . . .with . new . .ways . of . living . . rationally through a culture . . . . . . . . . . . and working.

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Being fit for the future means using space and infrastructure intelligently. Thomas Kessler

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.ity of . a. residential . . . environment, . . . . for . instance . . .because . . green . . spaces are lost, mobility increases or new buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . predom­ . . . inate. On the other hand, it also presents opportunities for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . future-oriented urban development, for example by reducing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the use of resources and space or by actively promoting the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . diversity and mix of neighbourhoods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbara Zibell  Housing space and green space do not ne­ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cessarily contradict one another. Acceptance of higher dens­ .ity increases . . . if,. for. example, . . attractive, . . . interlinked . . . .green . a ­ .reas. .are .available. . . It . is .quality . . not. quantity . . that . . matters. . . . . .

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not just apparent in cities, but are also increasingly faced by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . agglomerations. If improvements are restricted to the city . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­areas, the problems are merely shifted outwards. Coopera­ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . tion across municipality borders is essential, particularly where . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ensuring long-term competitiveness is involved. .Renate . . Amstutz . .   This . . is. central. . . And . . the. federal, . . cantonal . . . .and. municipal . . . authorities . . . must . .also. work . much . . more . . closely . .

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together to fashion the future. The Agglomeration Confer­ ence at all three national levels sends out an important s­ ignal here. Thomas Kessler  The city of the future is the city of the Middle Ages: diverse, everything nearby, with something for every need. In the Sulzer site of Winterthur and in Emmen, for example, new towns are being built with cluster elements that have structures resembling a classic historic town centre. They are pioneering in their use of energy and space and their social interaction. Because everything is so close together, motorised mobility is not needed. If these towns are built with intelligent architecture, this can all be achieved at low cost. «

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T HEM A S A ND PEOPLE PROJECT

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Lively, sustainable, .mixed. A new urban . . . . . . . . . . neighbourhood with . .a lifestyle . . . .of .the . future . . . is under construction . . on . the . .Hunziker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . site in Zurich-Nord. We are the .structural . . a . balancing . . . . act . . . . engineers performing . . . . . . . . . . . between spacious modern architecture and . . . . . . . . . . . sustainable building. .

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Concrete building elements used to be produced on the . . . . . . . . . . . ­Hunziker site in Zurich Leutschenbach. Now the cooperative . . . . . . . . . . . “mehr als wohnen” (more than living) has great plans: the . . . . . . . . . . . Hunziker site will not merely become a new residential devel­ . . . . . . . . . . . opment, but an entire neighbourhood will be built where . . of. housing. . . Thirteen . . . buildings . . . ­residents will try out new types . 1,100 . . people . . and . workspace . . . . for. will provide living space for . . . . . . . .be .a lively . . around 100, from autumn 2014. The district will mix of social groups and ages, . . with . each . . building . . deliberately . . . . accommodating a variety. of .uses. There will be apartments . . . . . . . . . designed for families, for .flat-sharing . . . and . for . the . elderly, . . .ad­. jacent to restaurants, businesses, crèches and numerous . . . . . . . . . . . community areas.

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From the big picture to detailed solutions

Diversity has priority on the Hunziker site – every building is . . . . . . . . . . . a unique design that meets the highest architectural stand­ . . .form . a. harmonious . . . .whole. . . ards. Yet all thirteen buildings . . quality . . standards . . . of. urban . . The client is also aspiring .to high . . . . . . . . . . . design. To ensure the necessary scope for this diversity, “mehr als wohnen” has appointed . no . less . .than . four . .firms . of. archi­ . . tects for the design and. realisation: . . . the . .Futurafrosch . . . and . . ­Duplex Architekten joint venture, Müller Sigrist Architekten, . . . . . . . . . . . Miroslav Šik and pool Architekten. . . . . . . . . . . .

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Sustainable The buildings .on the . .Hunziker . . site . are . not . . . . merely striking for their energy-efficient construction and use . . . . . . . . . . . of renewable energies – their building materials are also . . . . . . . . . . . non-toxic and ecological.

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and. insulating concrete are considered particularly sustain­ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . able materials but have never been used for buildings on such . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a large scale. This means the development of completely new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . structures. With insulating concrete the facade is both the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . load-bearing and the insulating element. We had to make . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sure that the required load-bearing capacity was achieved .­under . these . . conditions . . . and . that . . no. problems . . .with . respect . . to . .building . . physics . . such . . as .mould . .would . .occur. . . . . . .

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The variable forms and uses of the thirteen buildings represent special challenges for the structural engineers.

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The clever interplay of different specialist areas can produce pioneering buildings that meet the requirements of modern societies. The fascination of developing innovative structural concepts in creative processes is a recurring motivator for civil engineer Patric Fischli-Boson. In private he finds relaxation and inspiration in his family and sport. Civil engineer Andrea Wittel has been concerned with sustainability for several years. It has top priority in structural engineering, where she has many years’ experience, and she wants to establish the subject more widely in other areas. Since January she has devoted her attention to the broad issue of sustainability in the Spatial Development business unit. Her daily life with her twins has taught her how to deal with new challenges.

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Between province and metropolis: Eberswalde perspectives

More town for fewer people – this is the challenge facing Eberswalde. This town of 41,000 inhabitants is the main centre in north-eastern Brandenburg and is only 30 minutes from Berlin. New methods of urban development are being sketched out in a public debate.

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Despite the positive developments . . . . in . the . .town . .centre, . . popu­ ­ lation numbers are falling overall. In 2000, around . . . . . . . . . . . 44,000 people lived in Eberswalde, but by 2030 there will . . . . . . . . . . . only be about 33,000, due mainly to the falling birth rate. . . . . . . . . . . . This decline will mean a substantially ageing population, and . . . . . . . . . . . the economic development of the city cannot move ahead without enough workers.. . . . . . . . . . .

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and. adapted to current conditions. In Eberswalde this is not . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . done behind closed town hall doors, but in public debate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The town tries to find answers to the central questions of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the future in consultation with the various stakeholders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Townspeople design “Tomorrow’s Eberswalde and beyond”, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . experts discuss their vision for the town in future-oriented .workshops, . . . and . administrators . . . . . and . politicians . . . explain . . .their . .approaches . . . in. seminars . . .and. discussion . . . forums. . . We . .support . . .Eberswalde . . . in. this. exciting . . development . . . . process . . .with . exper­ . . .tise,. communications . . . . . and . as. moderators. . . . . . . . . .

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So Eberswalde wants to attract more people. The process be­ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . gan in 2008 with the Integrated Urban Development plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ­(INSEK). We supported it in this complex process. The town’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . main assets are its excellent social infrastructure facilities, .good . accessibility . . . . and . lively . . urban . . life . in. a . very . attractive . . . .­environment . . . –. set. in .unspoiled . . .countryside . . . only . .30 .minutes . . .from . the . hustle . . and . bustle . . of . Berlin, . . Eberswalde . . . . can. attract . . .new. residents, . . . as .other . metropolitan . . . . regions . . have . . long . been . . doing. But to achieve this the town needs to develop in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . line . .with . the . demand. . . . Young . . or. old, . singles . . or . families: . . . people . . will only settle here if they find an attractive range of facil­ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ities to meet their needs – education, employment, culture, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . energy-efficient housing and climate-friendly urban mobility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . are all important considerations.

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How do cities become attractive places to live despite the huge challenges? This question has fascinated Katrin Heinz ever since she studied civil engineering. Her interest in strategic questions pays dividends not only in urban development but also on her travels near and far. Understanding, supporting and promoting urban development processes are all in a day’s work for qualified urban planner Stephan Kathke. Waterside towns and cities appear remark­ ably often on his reference list, which may have something to do with his love of sailing.

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Eberswalde: not a unique case The challenges of sustainable urban development in Ebers­ walde are typical of many medium-sized towns. Diverse issues such as economy, housing, social affairs, infrastructure and cli­ mate must be brought together to offer good-quality urban life that is affordable. It is these medium-sized towns that most need conceptual and process-based support.

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Ernesto Moeri (right) is CEO of ECOGEO, a holding company of five Brazilian businesses in the environment and energy sector. Having lived here for over thirty years, he knows São Paulo nearly as well as his native city of Bern. Brazil has fascinated Hans-Christian Angele (left) since his first work placement in 1982. As Head of the Resource & Climate Change business unit of Ernst Basler + Partner, he is playing a pivotal role in developing the cooperation between the two companies and has been based locally since February 2013.

365° Why do ECOGEO and Ernst Basler + Partner fit together?

Ernesto Moeri  Both companies make relevant contributions to sustainable development by their activities. ECOGEO is ­involved in environmental planning and engineering, renew­ able energies and the design and operation of systems for cleaning up contaminated soil and groundwater. The ­partnership with Ernst Basler + Partner enables us to offer add­itional services.

Our CO2 inventory for São Paulo showed that 85 per cent of CO2 emissions are caused by traffic. Ernesto Moeri

Hans-Christian Angele  We have many areas in common, and complement each other logically. By working together we can offer a wider range of services to both existing and new clients. For Ernst Basler + Partner, the partnership pro­ vides an entry into the market for consulting and planning services in energy, environment, transport and safety in ­Brazil and Latin America.

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365°  And a plus for Brazilian cities? HCA  We can certainly make worthwhile contributions. But the starting point is naturally quite different in Brazilian cities from those in Europe and the issues are correspondingly more complex. Population growth alone is enormous. São Paulo, for example, with 1,000 new vehicles every day, means an exploding traffic load on an ever-shrinking space.

By working with ECOGEO we can offer a wider range of services to both existing and new clients.

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EM  The CO2 inventory for São Paulo produced by ECOGEO showed that 85 per cent of CO2 emissions are caused by ­traffic. Together with Ernst Basler + Partner, we can demon­ strate how traffic could be intelligently planned to reduce these emissions. The reuse of brownfield sites for housing and employment development also opens up new possibil­ ities: Brazilian cities have had the benefit of our experience in the decontamination of brownfield sites for years. Ernst ­Basler + Partner has valuable town planning expertise. HCA  Brazilian cities must also ensure that the population has access to clean water and their energy is as environmen­ tally friendly as possible. Another major problem is the mas­ sive quantities of waste. Overall the spectrum of possible task is very wide, ranging from the strategic political level to operational implementation. «


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