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15.09.2022
UN-Habitat National Urban Forum
Dunja Kovari is a keynote speaker …

Dunja Kovari is a keynote speaker at this year's UN-Habitat National Urban Forum in Baku, which will take place on October 5-6, 2022. Her contribution will focus on carbon-neutral approaches for more inclusive, resilient, smart and sustainable urbanization using the example of international urban development projects by sa_partners

11.07.2022
sa_p updates associate group
Following the growth of the agency …

Following the growth of the agency in Zurich, Angela Wiest was appointed to senior associate. Angela joined the team in 2016 and rapidly developed extensive urban planning skills. As sa_p’s youngest cadre member, she was trained at ETH Zurich and brings a diverse background from urban policy to architecture. She strengthens the company's multidisciplinary profile and fosters the development of sa_p's future strategy

01.07.2022
UN-Habitat World Urban Forum
It‘s time for action! As part …

It‘s time for action! As part of the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum #WUF11 our city laboratory on the ecological transformation is presented in Katowice, Poland. We could not be prouder that Swiss innovation is shared with top representatives of national governments, NGOs as well as multinational companies and academics

02.02.2022
Maintenant, aussi en français !
Notre documentation sur le climat urbain …

Notre documentation sur le climat urbain est désormais également disponible en français! L’intérêt suscité par la publication de « 12 Regeln für ein gutes Stadtklima » en Suisse allemande nous a encouragé à publier une nouvelle version de la brochure en français et à élargir notre champ d’action à la Suisse romande

26.01.2022
Future Lab - Urban Innovations for rural areas
In collaboration with various representatives of …

In collaboration with various representatives of the Federal Office for Spatial Development, the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, the Paul Scherrer Institute, Avenir Suisse and the University of Zurich, sa_partners conducted a Future Lab as part of the federal government's model project for digital transformation in rural areas. The ideas from the Future Lab form the foundation for the digitalization strategy of the peripherally located region around Bad Zurzach

18.11.2021
Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects - Symposium
Dunja Kovari is a keynote speaker …

Dunja Kovari is a keynote speaker and panelist at the Low Tech - No Tech symposium on Nov 18 2021, organized by the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects, Switzerland's leading professional association for construction, technology and environment > to the event

16.11.2021
Life Science Campus - Basel
sa_p has been awarded the contract …

sa_p has been awarded the contract for the development of a Life Science Campus in Basel. In an exclusive location, an ecologically oriented master plan is to be created that will create the conditions for an dynamic and mixed-used development.

17.06.2021
Qatar - Territorial Eco-Masterplan
As a member of an international …

As a member of an international team, sa_p is appointed by the State of Qatar to develop a regional eco-master plan for specific districts of the emirate. The team is asked to develop strategies and proposals for action for sustainable urban and landscape development.

20.05.2021
EspaceSuisse - "HOW ARE SWISS CITIES ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE?"
As part of the exchange of …

As part of the exchange of experience between 'EspaceSuisse' and the 'Swiss Cities Association, Dunja Kovari gave an keynote speech on the topic of "Urban climate as cross-cutting task"

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23.11.2020
Neighbourhood 7 - Saint Petersburg, Russia
sa_p and Karres en Brands (NL) …

sa_p and Karres en Brands (NL) develop the Neighbourhood 7 model quarter in the Leningradskaya region

23.10.2020
Porta del Ticino - Urban Living Lab, 1st Prize
sa_p wins together with TAMassociati (Venice) …

sa_p wins together with TAMassociati (Venice), Studio Giorgetta (Milan) and Golder (Toronto) the competitive procedure for the transformation of the central industrial area into an ecology oriented innovation district !

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27.09.2020
High-rise Concept City of Winterthur
sa_p is commissioned to develop the …

sa_p is commissioned to develop the citywide high-rise concept for the fast growing city of Winterthur. This involves the elaboration of strategic frameworks, quality guidlines and the Municipal General Plan for Switzerland's #5 largest town.

20.08.2020
Interview Swiss Chamber of Architects and Engineers
Dunja Kovari gives an interview to …

Dunja Kovari gives an interview to the urgent topic of "Climate Adaptation" for the Swiss Chamber of Engineers and Architects in the run-up to the congress "Low-Tech / No-Tech"

23.04.2020
Urban Focus: Climate
Dunja Kovari is giving a speech …

Dunja Kovari is giving a speech to "Climate Adaptive Urban Development" at the ARCHITECTURE FORUM WINTERTHUR.

28.02.2020
Wintercity Conference Baikal, Russia
Thomas Kovari is giving a keynote …

Thomas Kovari is giving a keynote speech at the WinterCity Baikal Conference in Russia that takes place within the international membership program of the WinterCity Association. The main topic was climate change and the new challenges facing cities and entire regions.

30.01.2020
City of Karlsruhe [GER]
Our high-rise concept for Karlsruhe has …

Our high-rise concept for Karlsruhe has been approved unanimously by the city council. It has been developed by sa_partners in a two-year long participative process.

16.12.2019
Sustainable Federal Pilot Schemes
The Federal pilot schemes supports innovations …

The Federal pilot schemes supports innovations in urban planning. sa_partners bid for two projects on Digitalization and Intergral development strategies was accepted for the 2020-2024 funding period!

29.10.2019
The Future of Cities, Belgrade
sa_p takes part in the international …

sa_p takes part in the international e-Future of Cities Conference ISOCARP in Belgrade with a keynote lecture on the post-digital city

12.09.2019
sa_p HOSTS PlanSalon #7
At 12 th september sa_p opened …

At 12 th september sa_p opened her spacelab, to share - and more importantly develop further - their research around digitalisation, connectivity as well as social and climate change - "Between Digitalization and Omline". Up to sixty representatives from the public administration and the industry joined the event.

14.02.2019
Campus Design National Technical University Irkutsk [RUS]
Thomas Kovari is a member of …

Thomas Kovari is a member of the international panel of experts for the positioning and redesign of the National Technical University (ISTU), an educational campus with 30'000 students and researchers in the university town

14.01.2019
Citywide High-rise Concept for the City of Karlsruhe [GER]
sa_partners is appointed to develop a …

sa_partners is appointed to develop a citywide high-rise concept for City of Karlsruhe [GER]

01.10.2018
Transformation of Railway Area in the City Center of Lausanne
Commission for a study to transform …

Commission for a study to transform a railway site into a mixed-use development in the city-center of the Lausanne, Switzerland

01.06.2018
Development Standard for Urban Development in Russia
sa_partners is appointed to contribute to …

sa_partners is appointed to contribute to the development of new system of urban planning standards for the Russian Federation.

01.04.2018
Citywide High-rise Concept Karlsruhe [GER]
sa_partners is appointed to develop a …

sa_partners is appointed to develop a citywide high-rise concept for City of Karlsruhe (GER)

01.03.2018
Swiss Radio & Television
sa_p von air for the Riverside …

sa_p von air for the Riverside Grossacher by Swiss National Broadcaster (Link)