References Environment & Planning
References: Nature and the landscape:
Construction of new ZSC Lions’ ice hockey stadium, Zurich, Inventory, clearing and soil removal in an area with large-scale neophyte coverage
As the owner of the former allotments, Zurich City Council was responsible for clearing the site to allow for the construction of the new ice hockey stadium. Almost all of the project site was covered in various types of neophytes.
Schlossmatt Development, Kilchberg - Construction project on a site with extensive Japanese knotweed (neophyte) coverage
As part of a construction project, the extensive neophyte coverage was removed and the contaminated soil was disposed of. The roots and rhizomes of the Japanese knotweed had to be excavated to a depth of approximately 3-4 m as part of the complete remediation of the site.
References: Environmental Impact Assessment:
Marina Tiefenbrunnen, Zurich, Environmental Impact Assessment (UVB)
A new harbour system is to be created in the Zurich-Tiefenbrunnen area. It is to be based on the ""Lake Basin Mission"" dated 2009 and provide relief to the lake basin by concentrating the boat sites at Tiefenbrunnen harbour. A water sports centre with harbour facilities is to be created. The construction project mainly comprises the new construction of publicly accessible harbour facilities with the necessary lake-side and land-side boat moorings and the nautical
Extension of the Zurich West district heating system, environmental impact assessment (EIA)
The waste incineration power plant in Josefstrasse supplies the Zurich-West district heating system. A connection line from the Hagenholz waste incineration power plant to the Josefstrasse power plant must be planned to maintain the supply of the existing network with non-fossil heat energy once the operating permit for the waste incineration power plant has expired.
References: Environmental building management:
N01 Rynetel wildlife bridge
The AG6 wildlife corridor in the Suhr and Gränichen municipalities is one of the most important in Switzerland. The Swiss Federal Roads Office (ASTRA) is therefore implementing a wildlife bridge across the N01.
N01 Baden-West junction repair, environmental building management (EBM)
The Baden-West motorway junction was built in 1969/70 and has not been subject to major refurbishment since that time. Extensive maintenance measures were implemented for the repair of the existing infrastructure (including various engineering structures). Two areas in the agricultural zone were developed as installation places for construction site equipment.
N01 Lenzburg South junction optimisation, environmental planner, environmental building management (EBM)
Due to increasing traffic volume as well as the existence of an accident black spot according to the VSS standards, ASTRA has planned a new motorway access road that is almost completely located in a forest area. The project also includes construction and infrastructural adjustment in the feeder road area. Due to the high environmental importance, an environmental specialist has already been involved in the detailed design.
N01 Restructuring of the Birrhard lay-by, environmental building management (EBM)
The existing Birrhard lay-by at the N01 was completely restructured and its capacity was extended. In addition to building parking places for lorries, the sanitary facilities were refurbished and rendered accessible to handicapped persons. During this project, the whole drainage system of the facility was adapted to the increased legal requirements.
Inn community power plant, environmental building management (EBM)
The Inn Community Power Plant (GKI), currently under construction on the upper Inn river near the Swiss-Austrian border, is the largest hydroelectrical power plant to be built in the Alpine region for many years. An approx. 15 m high weir is being built below Martina to collect the water. The water is ducted in an underground pressure tunnel to the power plant in Prutz (A), where the electricity is generated.
Restructuring and extension of the Wetzikon Hospital, environmental building management (EBM)
The Wetzikon hospital will be extended by several buildings between 2018 and 2024, while the existing buildings will be fully renovated. All construction will be performed while hospital operations are ongoing, which creates high demands for management, logistics, safety and executions. The Wetzikon municipality, the building approval authority, therefore required environmental building management (EBM) for the whole duration of the project.
Total traffic integration in Richti-Glatt, environmental building management (EBM)
The Richti large-scale construction project was implemented between the railway station and the Glatt shopping centre. The traffic routing was completely amended to harmonise the main flows of slow traffic (pedestrians, bicycles) as well as the public and individual traffic flows with each other.
References: Soil protection:
N01 Lenzburg South junction optimisation, environmental planner, environmental building management
Due to increasing traffic counts as well as the existence of an accident black spot according to the VSS standards, ASTRA planned a new motorway access road that is almost completely located in a forest area. The project is therefore associated with a large loss of forest soil. However, dismantling the existing feeder allows for the creation of additional soil area in the agricultural zone. The pedological building management (PBM) was contracted as part of the environmental building management (EBM).
N01 Baden-West junction repair, pedological building management (PBM)
The Baden-West motorway junction was built in 1969/70 and has not been subject to major refurbishment since that time. Extensive maintenance measures were implemented for the repair of the existing infrastructure (including various engineering structures). Two areas in the agricultural zone were developed as installation places for construction site equipment. The affected soils had to be protected using suitable means and appropriately recultivated after conclusion of the construction work.
Laupen shooting range, Wald, pedological building management (PBM)
The Wald municipality (ZH) had to renovate the backstop of the Laupen shooting range, located on a steep slope in an agricultural and forest area, as a contaminated site. Due to the challenging development and large-scale recultivation, it was requested that the project be supported by pedological building management (PBM). Thanks to the use of pedological building management (PBM), the requirements for physical soil protection could be accommodated in an optimal way.
Sohr shooting range, Windisch, pedological building management (PBM)
The Windisch municipality had to redevelop the 300 m long backstop of the decommissioned Sohr shooting range, which is located in an agricultural area, in accordance with contamination laws. All concrete constructions were dismantled as part of the redevelopment and the soil was recultivated according to the requirements for a crop rotation area. The pedological building management (PBM) planned and submitted the application for soil-preserving redevelopment and recultivation of the area.
References: Nature and landscape:
Extension of the Zurich Herdern service systems, ecological Replacement measures, habitat assessment
The extension structures for the newly built SBB service system are located on the contaminated Herdern site, a previous landfill site as well as an area with valuable fauna that provides a habitat for various, protected animal and plant species. Various measures for the protection of the fauna and flora had to be implemented as part of an environmentally compatible project implementation (requirements in the environmental impact report).