Robin Winogrond

Design Critic in Landscape Architecture

Robin Winogrond, landscape architect and urban designer, is one of the founding partners of Studio Vulkan Landscape Architecture, established in 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.

The studio works on a wide variety of scales and themes, with a focus both on built works as well as large scale open space and urban schemes and installations seeking to understand and interpret the diverse demands, contradictions and countervailing expectations of the contemporary landscape. The office uses this productive tension as a driver for developing innovative and experimental design strategies that interpret the conditions of the site and its users. In the past years, Studio Vulkan has won international competitions including the new park for the Zurich Airport, the IBA (International Building Exhibition) project for the transformation of a former Nazi and U.S. military base in Heidelberg, Germany and in a team project the next Swiss Expo.

The design approach of Robin Winogrond reflects her interdisciplinary education in landscape architecture, urban design and art, and with it the intention to understand our built environment in various scales and from a variety of perspectives. In Switzerland as well as abroad she partakes regularly in professional juries, teaching, and lectures. Her design approach focuses, among other things, on atmosphere, identity, and social space.