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The Zurich Openair in a new location?

The music selection and the position for the past nine years, the major trumps of the four days of Zürich Openair: international sizes to play, but also secret

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The Zurich Openair in a new location?

The music selection and the position for the past nine years, the major trumps of the four days of Zürich Openair: international sizes to play, but also secret tips at the end of the summer in front of the gates of the city; the terrain close to the city centre is in an idyllic location nestled between the Smooth, forest and Meadow.

But soon the Zurich Openair has less space: The river run is later than widened in five years and restored. Therefore, it could make for the organizers, the location of the question. Blame the Zurich airport. He is committed to ecological compensation measures, because it has expanded its infrastructure in the last few years.

Today, the Open-Air claimed an area of about 95 000 square meters. The space for the buildings about 80'000 visitors and 3000 tents is not that huge. After the re-appreciation of the river the area of 20'000 square meters would be smaller, as the "Klotener Anzeiger" writes. This corresponds to the area of three football fields. The blue and pink pegs to mark the Terrains are already taken.

camping ground

From the point of view of the operators affected, the lower space would "certainly impact" on the Festival. Rolf Ronner, Executive Director of the Open Airs, says: "of Course we worry, how we make use of the festival grounds after the restoration." The terrain for the tents would have to be re-designed. It currently offers space for 3000 tents. "But as the terrain new concrete could look like and for how many it is not tents will be place to offer, we know."

Open to the managing Director Ronner also, as the demand for campsites developed. In the Region at present, many Hotels are being built. Increasingly, the festival would switch visitors to a comfortable bed to spend the night instead of on the site.

to be Smoothly restored to along of the airport. Image: Sophie Stieger

to keep Because of the new environment to an alternative location on the look-out for the organizer were not an issue. You want to hold on to at the present time, generally at the location in Rümlang. Ronner says: "The Zurich Openair has established itself in the last nine years in this place. The accessibility of the terrain and the cooperation with the Canton and the municipalities have proven to be successful."

Best organizer

The Canton is the owner of the Meadow. A long-term contract for the use of the Meadow, the organizer will not have. You need to make each year a new application. The cost for the Rent of the Meadow are a secret. Also, from the perspective of Canton, there is currently no reason not to the festival site. Thomas Maag, spokesman for the Department, says: "The Open Air met the conditions we set for the last eight years."

After the first Open-Air 2010 the organizers had to abandon the following year, on the implementation. The floor was badly damaged, the traffic management and the connection to the public transport had to be adjusted. Since 2012 the Festival has taken place every year.

over 100 years

Which was Smooth in the 19th century straightened. Century straightened to prevent Floods. Since the mid-1990s, there have been efforts to allow the river to its natural course, and thus to promote the natural development of Fauna and Flora. This task comes, in part, to the Zurich airport.

On each of the sections of the previous course of the river was already restored, for example, in the area of Eawag in dübendorf, and in connection with the planned extension of runway 28 at Zurich airport.

The peasants are with the Compensation of the airport does not agree. You go far enough, and they correspond to the original course of the river Smooth.

Created: 12.04.2019, 16:46 PM

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