Expansion studies for the Wendelmatte area in Greppen

Vogt Landscape Architects has won a competition for the expansion of Greppen with Diener & Diener Architekten.

 

The existing elements of the landscape and the open spaces of Greppen are taken up and integrated into the further development of the surrounding area of Wendelmatte. The elements of the adjoining landscape are continued with individual trees on generous meadows and isolated tree groups, which follow the topography of the slopes. Elements and materials of the village like hedges, walls, stairs and small byways are taken up in the structuring of the new created open spaces. Simple paths lead along the buildings and to the most important public or semi-public areas at the lake: the boat dock, the semi-private lake access, the seaside resort of Greppen and the boat harbor at the eastern edge of the meadow. The main part of tree planting is with fruit trees and nut trees, which are found individually or in small groupst. To be able to uphold the view on lake and landscape only some larger tree groups are planned. The meadows are kept as far as possible as they are today. New seeds are made with local seed. The aim is a species-and-flower meadow landscape, which is extensively cultivated. The southern part can be used for temporary events.