0148 Monastery village, Kappel am Albis, CH
In 2013 Atelier Kempe Thill won the invited competition for a new masterplan of the famous monastery village Kappel am Albis in Switzerland together with BBZ landschaftsarchitekten Bern. During past centuries the monastery was altered, various additions where made. The agricultural part of the monastery was extended and modernized. The original silhouette was partly lost. Huge new roofs and vertical silos started to bother the image of the monastery – a postcard-like setting in the alpine upland. Due to these reasons a new master plan will be step by step implemented including the reconstruction of the historic landscape design and the realization of a series of new – mainly agricultural – buildings. After working on the project for several years, the team was recently able to finish the first two implementations.
In front of the existing hotel building, a new garden was realised where historical vegetables for the hotel restaurant are grown. A new concrete facade was added to the hotel kitchen which was carefully integrated into the landscape concept. For the local ecological farmer, the team realised an open wooden stable for the younger cows.
0148 Monastery village
master plan, landscape and revitalization of the 12th century monastery, various agricultural buildings
landscape architects BBZ, Bern
under construction, partly finished
Verein Kappelerhof, Kappel am Albis