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Today we signed and submitted the plans for the building application of the recycling center in Zug.
Team excursion to visit the almost completed construction site of the Rudolf Steiner School in Winterthur. Many thanks to Laura and Meret for your great effort and dedication during all of the planning!
For the site of the former Uznaberg spinning mill in Uznach (SG), a feasibility study was prepared by the Zurich office of sa-partners in the course of a three-stage workshop procedure. The landowner, together with a representative of the municipality and the experts involved, developed a vision for the future and principles for the development of the site in line with the overall objectives of the municipality of Uznach. Michael Wagner was a member of the evaluating panel together with Pierre Feddersen (spatial planning), Guido Hager (landscape) and Simon Seger (transport).
Construction work on the buildings of the Rudolf Steiner School in Winterthur is nearing completion. We are looking forward to handing over the rooms to the students and teachers again in summer.
Today, the Grand Municipal Council of the City of Zug approved the project loan for the new construction of the recycling center by 29 to 5 votes. The joint venture between Ökihof, Brockenhaus and GGZ@Work, a social enterprise of the Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft Zug, is intended to create a future-oriented recycling department store, where people can dispose of, repair, exchange and shop. The "multifunctional center for ecological and social sustainability" was particularly praised for its urban integration and the use of wood as a building material for the workshop.
We are pleased to be able to submit the application for the building permit this summer. The people will have the ultimate say: The public vote, originally planned for 17 May, will probably take place in September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If the population supports the project, construction will start next year to make the new recycling centre available to all inhabitants of Zug from autumn/winter 2022.
Since the end of March, Michael Wagner has been giving the urban planning lecture at ETH Zurich in front of empty seats. As all ETH buildings are closed due to the COVID-10 pandemic, only the basic lectures may be recorded there. All lectures are also streamed live for the students at home.
In the spring semester of 2020, Michael Wagner and the architect Nadine Jerchau-Gay will give a seminar on urban analysis at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. The seminar is entitled 'An der Umfahrungsstrasse' (Along the bypass road) whereby students explore the productive urban landscape in the valley of the Kleine Emme and create short film portraits of selected protagonists on site. The works will be presented at the HSLU in May 2020. (image: Fahrni/Pavic/Schlapbach, 2020)
As part of the series 'CA Positions' of the Department of Design and Art at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Michael Wagner gave a talk about the challenges and potentials of imaging urban landscapes.