Günther Vogt

2 March 2020, 18:30
Archizoom, SG building, EPFL

About the book ‘Mutation and Morphosis. Landscape as Aggregate’

On 784 pages, this book brings together projects and conversations that Günther Vogt had with experts Dehlia Hannah, Chris Dercon, Olafur Eliasson, Roger Diener and Katja Gentinetta. VOGT landscape architects provide insights into their working methods, from interventions in urban space to large-scale landscape design in Switzerland, Europe and beyond. Portraits and reflections, for example on the return of the wolf in Central Europe, the geology of the Alps or the properties of limestone, broaden the view. Artistic interventions interrupt the flow of content, irritate and surprise.

Günther Vogt, landscape architect
VOGT Landschaftsarchitekten, Zurich

Günther Vogt’s training at Gartenbauschule Oeschberg provided the practical basis for his intensive landscape work. His knowledge of vegetation and his skills in cultivation continue to be the very cornerstones of his work. His studies with Peter Erni, Jürg Altherr, and Dieter Kienast at Interkantonales Technikum Rapperswil, combined the disciplines of culture, design, and natural sciences. VOGT Landschaftsarchitekten emerged from the office partnership with Dieter Kienast in 2000. With projects such as the Tate Modern in London, Allianz Arena in Munich, or the Masoala Rainforest Hall at the Zurich Zoo, the firm has achieved international recognition. Its work is characterized by the dialogue established between the various disciplines and its close cooperation with artists.
Since 2005, Günther Vogt has been pursuing a combination of teaching, practice, and research. As a passionate collector and keen traveler, he is looking for ways to read, interpret, and describe landscapes, and finding answers to questions about future forms of urban coexistence.

For EPFL students:
Presentation of the new Master in Landscape Architecture at ETH Zurich.

Monday 2 March at 12:30 in Archizoom exhibition space.