Information for Users
The gta Archives are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m., but only by prior appointment in writing. The best way to contact us is by our online request. Visitors from abroad may be granted special conditions. It is also possible to make research enquiries in writing. In principle our archival materials are only sent out, on loan, for exhibitions. Requests for loans must reach the Archives at the latest six months prior to the beginning of the period of loan.
For a list of books, exhibition catalogues and omnibus volumes recently published by gta Archives on the research projects that dealt with its holdings, please click here. For other, mainly older books, magazine articles, and contributions to anthologies, please check directly the holdings you are interested in.
The use of items on landscape architecture and spatial planning held by NSL Archives (gta) is subject to special regulations and only possible by appointment. Please ask for one by using our online request and well ahead of your visit!
Throughout August and the first two weeks of January, the archives and the library are completely closed for stocktaking, and holdings cannot be used at all. Researchers are therefore requested to plan their project schedules accordingly.
If you wish to come by public transport, please download the PDF «How to find us (public transport)» below. In the PDF you will also find information how to reach us directly from Zurich airport and main station!
If you wish to come by car or lorry, please by all means download the PDF «How to find us (car, lorry)» below. If you come by car, please turn left in front of the blue automatic gate and leave your car on Level B of the multi-storey car park. Lorry drivers should drive straight through the gate, which opens automatically, to «Anlieferung HIL» (i.e. our delivery yard).
How to find us (public transport)
How to find us (car, lorry)