Agroscope FAT Tänikon, Swiss Federal Research Station for Agricultural Economics and Engineering,CH- 8356 Ettenhausen

agricultural building and landscape

Agricultural buildings form and influence our environment, in particular in open country, away from built-up areas. Here agricultural buildings have a major impact on the landscape. The general trend to cut costs has brought about a change in the construction technique of agricultural buildings. Atypical materials and colours are used, in some cases a qualified planner is not consulted. As a result, the buildings are sometimes difficult to integrate into the landscape. The BAULA project has been designed to highlight the changed framework conditions and formulate fundamental principles for the integration of agricultural buildings into the countryside. The design requirements are formulated on the basis of examples built.

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