Location Flaach ZH
Customer Nature Center Thurauen
occasion Restaurant / event tent
Key data Chapiteau 10m
In the spring 2011 was associated with the renaturalization of the Thur, which of the foundation Paneco implemented a project for a new restaurant. In Flaach, directly on the Rhine, the restaurant, the Badi and the campsite were to be transformed into an informational nature center in connection with the re-naturalization of the Thur. The restaurant could not be opened until August because of the construction. The customer was therefore looking for Easter to start with a provisional, in order to develop a suitable offer step by step. Since our tents can be used very versatile, was also intended for use after the temporary, for example, as an event tent. Finally, our Sunbrella material ordered an 10m chapiteau, with an orange finish. In April we set up the chapiteau on a firm gravel place. For the time being, we only used two walls to provide a view of the beautiful wild nature through the half-open space.
Information about the Nature Center Thurauen
The Thurauen between Eggrank and Thurmündung are the largest alluvial area of the Swiss Mittelland. However, it is not the size alone that makes this area unique, but above all the diverse flora and fauna - and the renaturation.
In the Thurauen each of 50 bird and butterfly species live, they are the main spawning areas of the deciduous and jumping frog and provide several beaver families a home. In the plants, especially the imposing white willows, the various orchids or the fringed gentian stand in the eye. This biodiversity is due to a variety of different habitats in a confined space. A characteristic of the flood plain.
The renaturation restored the dynamics of the Thur in the estuarine area. This means that the river can use its own power to shape the landscape and flooding the floodplain regularly. In addition, new pools were created and old arms dredged. A part of the forest was eliminated as a forest reserve and is now left to itself. In contrast, the open structure is carefully maintained in the light forest. Thanks to these measures, the rare species are specifically promoted so that they can build up stable populations. However, species also return to the Thurauen, which had already disappeared, for example the little ringed plover.
Man also benefits from the renaturation. Ellikon am Rhein and the Flaacherfeld are now better protected against floods and visitors can expect a small piece of wilderness in the middle of the wine country. Attractive facilities such as the observation tower or the nature center offer you completely new ways to explore the Thurauen.
Source Nature Center Thurauen