Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database
A short description of the NBS project
The MFO park is a public park in the Oerlikon quarter of Zurich which was developed in the framework of urban development phase for . Initially this one was a pilot project, but after 10 years of successful implementation/usage of the NBS with lot’s of experiences and several awards its graduated to a pioneer project. The park is characterised by its steel-framed construction combined with climbing plants. These steel frames are covered with up to 1200 different climbing plants and 100 different species. This project defines the contemporary park in a complete new way. Thanks to the international recognition also a quite higher consciousness for facade greening is built.
The objective of the intervention is the green space generation.
NBS Implementation context
Description of the NBS
NBS Impacts scale
Urban density/ Soil consumption
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.)
In the frame of urban development .
More detail on the process and the role of the different stakeholders (How did it happen?)
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project.
Global Estimated cost of the project
more than 5M€
Description of the financing mechanism
Deliver functionality, rather than ownership
Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation
medium (between 2 to 5 years)
Expected life time of the intervention
more than 30
Already feedbacks on the project? In case, the project has already been adapted to new requisites, please explain the modifications brought
Success and limiting factors
What makes this project a pioneer?
Brief description of the innovativeness
Huge climbing assistance in form of a former building.
Has the project received a prize, an award?
- European Garden Prize in the category «Contemporary - European Garden Prize in the category «Contemporary installations» of the European – Garden Network European Garden Heritage Network EGHN 2010
- Award for good buildings of the city of Zurich 2006
- Play & Leisure Award 2004
- German Landscape Architecture Award 2003 – Appreciation
- Public design award 2003
Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.)
- WEILACHER U. (2005): Ein Park als Versprechen. Oerliker Park in Zürich. und Grüner Pelz auf Stahlskelett. MFO Park Zürich. In: Udo Weilacher: In Gärten. Profile aktueller europäischer Landschaftsarchitektur. Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel.
- AELLEN Y. et al. (2004): Parkanlagen in Neu-Oerlikon: Oerliker Park, MFO-Park, Louis-Häfliger-Park, Wahlenpark, Gustav-Ammann-Park. Grün Stadt Zürich (Hrsg.), Zürich