Our work is created interdisciplinary and in dialog

Profile

sa_partners, led by Thomas Kovári and Dunja Kovári-Binggeli, is an international and multidisciplinary urban design and planning firm in Zurich. As an award-winning urbanist office and leading experts in urban transformation in Switzerland, we have developed numerous international projects in a variety of fields and locations.

Thanks to continuous research and an innovative approach, the agency has executed works internationally that focuses on an ethos of sustainability and inclusion for an increasingly human transformation of our cities.

Our dedicated team stands for personal commitment, creativity and efficient implementation. Intercultural competence and open-mindedness make our collaborations effective and productive.

Partners

Dunja Kovári-Binggeli

Dunja Kovári-Binggeli

Founding Partner

Studies in urban and territorial planning, TU Berlin and TU Vienna. Erwin-Stephan-Prize-Winner. Collaboration for many years in international consulting firms and institutions in Zurich and Den Haag. Lecturer at the University of Applied Science, St. Gall. Member of different city building commissions in Switzerland.
Key competences: Integrated urban and territorial planning; strategic consultancy; spatial concepts and development strategies; trend research.

dunja.kovari@sapartners.ch
+41 44 515 25 21

Dr. sc. Thomas Kovári

Dr. sc. Thomas Kovári

Founding Partner

Architectural studies leading to a Dipl. Arch. ETH, membership of SIA and doctorate in sciences, Dr. sc. ETH Zurich. Collaboration in internationally operating architectural offices in London, Munich and Zurich. Dissertation, research and teaching at the chair of Architecture and Urban Design ETH Zurich, Prof. Kees Christiaanse. Prize winner of national and international urban design & planning competitions. Planning and implementation of complex and large scale developments in a national as well as international context (Europe, Middle East, Asia).

Key competences: Livable & Resilient City; Transformation of Industry-, Railway- & Harbour Areas; Masterplanning & Guidlines; Campus Design; Airport City; Downtown Development; High-rise Concepts; Climate Change Adaptation; Heritage & Urban Design; Branding & Revitalisation.

thomas.kovari@sapartners.ch
+41 44 515 25 22

Team

Dominique Erdin

Associate City- & Regional Development

Angela Wiest

Associate Urban Design & Planning

Beat Lattmann

B.Sc. FHO Spatial Planner

Ipek Kahraman

M.Sc. TU Delft Urban Design

Sarah Mettan

M.Sc. ETH Spatial Development & Infrastructure Systems

Stefan Girsberger

M.Sc. ETH Spatial Development & Infrastructure Systems

Joel Bernet

B.Sc. FHO Spatial Planner

Aleksandra Scheifele

Dipl. Ing. TU Sarajevo

Nik Vögeli

Dipl. Ing. HTL Spatial Planner

Andrei Jugarean

M.Sc. HCU Architektur

Former Staff

Philipp Mohr, Simon Kretz, Benno Agreiter, Anca Ungureanu, Jürg Bachofen, Christian Schubarth, Cristina da Silva, Jasmine Kastani, Beatrice Luna, Andreas Rupf, Christian Zäch, Kristina Strecker, Victoria Nuyaksheva, Ana Nestrova, Vesna Ilic, Harry Leuter, Esther Frey, Elisa Brusa, Melania Marino, Saide Köppel, Lea von Moos

Clients

Federal Office for Spatial Development ARE
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO
Swiss Federal Office of Energy
Amiri Diwan of the State of Qatar
State Committee on Urban Planning and Architecture Azerbaijan
SBB Real Estate
Aargau Services
Canton Aargau
Canton Basel-Landschaft
Canton Obwalden
Canton Genf
Canton St. Gallen
Canton Tessin
Office for Economic Affairs St. Gall
City of Bellinzona
City of Karlsruhe [GER]
City of Geneva
City of Lucern
City of Winterthur
City of Chur
City of Bellinzona
City of Yverdon-les-Bains
City of Sargans
City of Schlieren
City of Bülach
City of Kreuzlingen
City of Buchs
City of Rheinfelden
Municipality Niederlenz, AG
Municipality Uznach, SG
Municipality Nesslau, SG
Municipality Bad Zurzach, AG
Municipality Bonstetten, ZH
Municipality Lindau, ZH
Municipality Lauterach [A]
Municipality Sarnen, OW
Municipality Reinach, AG
Municipality Engelberg, OW
Municipality Kriens, LU
Municipality Horw, LU
Municipality Bernex, GE
Municipality d'Ambilly, GE
Municipality Böttstein, AG
Municipality Quarten, SG
Municipality Flums, SG
Municipality Zumikon, ZH
Zurich Airport AG
Shell Group Switzerland
LafargeHolcim
Pöyry Inc.
SBB Real Estate
Harbours of Trinational Agglomeration Basel [CH, GER, FR]
Patrimonium
Migros Cooperative Zurich
VOLKSWOHNUNG GmbH [GER]
HIAG AG
Bracher & Partner AG
Frutiger Group
RLC AG
Rust Real Estate AG
Birchmeier Group
Karl Vögele AG
Stiftung Gesundheitsförderung Bad Zurzach + Baden
Bergbahnen Flumserberg AG
bonainvest
Uznaberg AG
Zurich Insurance
Allianz Insurance
AEW Energie AG
ETH Zurich
Swiss National Fund (SNF)
University of App. Sc. Saint Gall
University Saint Gall
Jointmasters of Architecture Burgdorf-Fribourg-Geneva
TU Irkutsk [RUS]
Strelka [RUS]
Metropolitan conference Zurich
Association LuzernPlus
regiosuisse
Regional Association Baden Regio
Regional Association Zurzibiet
Regional Association Weinland (ZPW)
Regional Association ZürichseeLinth
Regional conference Nördlich Lägern
Regional Association Hochrhein - Bodensee [D]
EUROPAN Austria
EUROPAN Spain
VSGU - Verband Schweizerischer Generalunternehmer

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