4. Semester, ETH Zürich


Julian Holz
Yves Raschle


Tom Emerson



This semester competition: Design the Planting.

Our design is a  wild garden constructed with 8 trees and 1600 plants. The oak tree and the existing pavilion are the center of the design.

The following pictures are from the build garden. A work done by around 60 students.

Garden Rules

1. Each semester’s work is a finished project as well as a canvas for the next.

2. Think in scales: days, weeks, months and years.

3. Be carefull towards soil.

4. Work like a gardener with the precision of an architect.

5. Work like an architect with care of a gardener.

6. Be aware of the weather conditions and work with them.

7. See the weeding as the art of dividing the useful from the less useful.

8. Remove the soil from your shoes and maintain cleanliness.

9. Plant and construct to preserve and improve the existing condition.

10. Everything in the garden can be reused.

11. Unexpected garden projects can be added at any time.

12. The garden is a room from which nothing ever leaves.