(De)constructing Swiss Identity, Office Trip June 2016

All three of VOGT’s offices (Zurich, Berlin, London) came together in end of June 2016 for the yearly office trip, this time to the Bernese Oberland. With “The Alps as a Park” as our theme, we took a field trip to the area that created modern Swiss tourism. We hiked through the Gasterntal Valley, where everyone was encouraged to pick from the “Traveling (Landscape) Architect” toolbox to collect, record, and translate the surrounding landscape. We took full advantage of the dense infrastructural network of the area developped for tourists over the last centuries, moving with ease from train, to cable car, to boat. We also hiked along the base of the mythical Eiger -Nordwand and experienced the roar of Lauterbrunnen Valley’s glacial waterfalls.