Our work is created interdisciplinary and in dialog

Profile

sa_partners is a consulting firm for urban design and territorial planning in Zurich. The chief focus of our activity is on project development, process design as well as urban design at different scale levels. We are specialised in spatial strategies and design approaches for demanding areal and regional developments at the interface between urban design and spatial development at home and abroad.

Process innovation and future-oriented solution methods are an important part of our work. Here we depend on our nearness to research and development and our Spacelab, where we grapple with current questions pertinent to urban research and space-relevant trends in particular.

Our team stands for personal engagement, creativity and efficient implementation. We work interactively and interdisciplinary and cooperate depending on the task with a reliable network of dedicated experts from the fields of traffic, landscape, society and economics in Switzerland and abroad.

Partners

Dunja Kovári-Binggeli

Dunja Kovári-Binggeli

Dipl. Ing. TU (Technical University), Berlin

Founder and co-owner of sa_partners. 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. Thomas Kovári

Dr. Thomas Kovári

Dipl. Arch. ETH (Federal Institute of Technology) / SIA (The Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects)

Founder and co-owner of sa_partners. 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 numerous national and international competitions.
Key competences: Urban design and architecture; complex large scale developments; transformation of former industrial, railway and harbour areas; downtown revitalization and heritage preservation, hight-rise building developments; urban branding & revitalization.

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

Team

Dominique Erdin

M.Sc. Stadt- und Regionalplanung TU Cottbus

Lea von Moos

M.Sc. ETH in Raumentwicklung und Infrastruktursysteme

Angela Wiest

M.Sc. ETH in Architektur

Elisa Brusa

M.Sc. Politecnico di Torino in Architektur

Esther Frey

M.Sc. Geogr. UZH, MAS Raumplanung ETH

Nik Vögeli

Dipl. Ing. HTL Raumplaner

Aleksandra Scheifele

Dipl. Ing. TU Sarajevo

Former Staff

Philipp Mohr, Simon Kretz, Benno Agreiter, Anca Ungureanu, Jürg Bachofen, Christian Schubarth, Cristina da Silva, Anastasia Nesterova, Jasmine Kastani, Beatrice Luna, Andreas Rupf, Christian Zäch, Kristina Strecker, Victoria Nuyaksheva, Vesna Ilic, Harry Leuter

Clients

Bundesamt für Raumentwicklung ARE
Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECO
Bundesamt für Energie
SBB Immobilien
Kanton Aargau
Aargau Services Standortförderung
Kanton Basel-Landschaft
Kanton Obwalden
Kanton Genf
Kanton St. Gallen
Amt für Wirtschaft St. Gallen
Stadt Karlsruhe [D]
Stadt Luzern
Stadt Chur
Stadt Genf
Stadt Yverdon-les-Bains, VD
Stadt Schlieren, ZH
Stadt Bülach, ZH
Stadt Kreuzlingen, TG
Stadt Sargans, SG
Stadt Buchs, SG
Stadt Rheinfelden, AG
Gemeinde Niederlenz, AG
Gemeinde Uznach, SG
Gemeinde Nesslau, SG
Gemeinde Bad Zurzach, AG
Gemeinde Bonstetten, ZH
Gemeinde Lindau, ZH
Gemeinde Lauterach [A]
Gemeinde Sarnen, OW
Gemeinde Reinach, AG
Gemeinde Engelberg, OW
Gemeinde Kriens, LU
Gemeinde Horw, LU
Gemeinde Bernex, GE
Gemeinde d'Ambilly, GE
Gemeinde Böttstein, AG
Gemeinde Quarten, SG
Gemeinde Flums, SG
Gemeinde Zumikon, ZH
Flughafen Zürich AG
Migros Genossenschaft Zürich
Häfen der trinationalen Agglomeration Basel [CH, D, F]
Shell Group Switzerland
LafargeHolcim
Bracher und Partner AG
Pöyry
Frutiger Group
RLC AG
Rust Immobilien AG
Birchmeier Gruppe
Karl Vögele AG
Patrimonium
Stiftung Gesundheitsförderung Bad Zurzach + Baden
SBB Immobilien
Bergbahnen Flumserberg AG
ETH Zurich
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF)
Fachhochschule St. Gallen
Universität St. Gallen
Jointmasters of Architecture Burgdorf-Fribourg-Genf
Metropolitankonferenz Zürich
Gemeindeverband LuzernPlus
regiosuisse
Regionalplanungsverband Baden Regio
Regionalplanungsverband Zurzibiet
Regionalplanungsverband ZürichseeLinth
Regionalkonferenz Nördlich Lägern
Regionalverband Hochrhein - Bodensee [D]
EUROPAN Austria
EUROPAN Spain
VSGU - Verband Schweizerischer Generalunternehmer

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