gutundgut’s sustainable design
10YFP STP Portfolio: gutundgut’s sustainable design of public spaces
What do the Bhairab Kunda Solar Trekking trail in Nepal, the year-round Green Marathon in Zürich, and the Piz Amalia Music Festival have in common? These three diverse tourism projects are all successful outcomes of placemaking – a concept that originated in the 1960s when urban planners introduced a new approach in designing public spaces. Placemaking is a multifaceted creation process that aims to understand and design a place with all its ecological, economic and social components to create a holistic experience. It upholds the aggregate input of members of the community for whom the public space is intended.