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Vogt Landscape Architects has won a competition for the Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin with architects Herzog & De Meuron. The Museum stands in Berlin’s prime cultural quarter. Each part of this area has a distinct identity. The landscape scheme acts to connect the site to its urban setting: on the one hand Tiergarten, and on the other Potsdamer Platz and central Berlin.

New gardens and squares offer resting points across the larger urban area. In the tradition of the English Square, they provide a park atmosphere within a garden setting with gravel paths, lawns, seating and water elements. The chosen tree species can also be found in the Tiergarten (oaks, beech trees, hornbeams). These are planted both in new groups and within plantings to strengthen the existing landscape framework.

Similar to Unter den Linden, Sharounplatz offers generous public spaces under the shade of linden trees (Tilia cordata). The trees are organized along axes relating both to Matthaeikirchplatz and the Piazzetta. Potsdamer Strasse is strengthened by a double row of linden trees (Tilia tomentosa), framing the new tram line, and linking this area all the way to Postdammer Platz.

More informations on the competition on the museums's website.

We have been selected to work on a 33,500m2 academic facility for University College London (UCL) for its new campus in East London, as part of a team with Stanton Williams, AKT 2, Arup, Soundings, and Plan A.

Stanton Williams Architects will lead the team for the Marshgate site in the first phase of its new UCL East campus which will be built at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

The first phase of UCL East is expected to accommodate approximately 3,000 students and 625 staff, including academics and researchers, in cross-disciplinary subject areas such as creativity and material culture, future global cities, and experimental engineering. 

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.

After 6 years of planning and construction, Lohsepark will be inaugurated on 09 and 10 July 2016.

As HafenCity's largest park (4.5 ha), Lohsepark offers the public varied opportunities for use and occupation. The park is organised both vertically and horizontally: on the one hand providing a clear separation between the low-lying river and the newly-built flood-proof plateau; on the other hand creating a strong visual axis through the entire site to connect water to water.

Opening program

Tate Modern opened on the 17th June.

The new landscape of the Tate Modern Gallery works with nature and is about nature, with the river and about the river: Its tides, its colours and its sedimentation. As a whole, this informal landscape unites the varied existing and new elements across the site and is comprised of generous public spaces, a large planted embankment and lawn areas.