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Wednesday, 22. April 2020

New projects instead of standstill: Silvaplana relies on innovative ideas even in Corona times. Mayor Daniel Bosshard presents the innovation projects of the municipality of Silvaplana

"Especially in these difficult times, the municipality and tourism want to invest heavily in Silvaplana and thus help to get the economy going again," explains Daniel Bosshard, Silvaplana's mayor. Currently the community is implementing the following projects:

  • Restoration of the church wall of the Silvaplana Lutheran Church and implementation of a new meeting garden
  • Implementation of the cantonally approved meeting zone in the centre of Silvaplana at a speed of 20 km/h and the necessary traffic calming measures
  • Redesign of the entrance at Kitesurf Beach to allow kitesurfers a more optimal and safe entry and exit from the water and to improve pedestrian guidance
  • LED-Screens at the entrance and exit of the village Silvaplana for better information about Silvaplana and Silvaplana's local mountain Corvatsch
  • Conversion of the kitchen and cafeteria in the school building Prasüras Silvaplana
  • Continuation of the bed-and-breakfast "Explorer " concept with underground access from the cantonal road
  • Roundabout middle Silvaplana: Project by the Graubünden Civil Engineering Office in summer 2020, to be realised in summer 2021, as part of flood protection and together with the bridge renovation of the cantonal road leading over the Ova dal Valun stream
  • Summer furniture analogous to that on the Plazza dal Güglia in the Surlej and Champfèr fractions
  • Conceptual design and clarifications for the project "PORTA Silvaplana " for a new commercial centre with integrated fire brigade and workshops
  • Modification of the free electric shuttle bus in Silvaplana as the only one of its kind in the Engadin
  • Digital VOLG signalling in the newly designed village centre of Silvaplana
  • Design for bordering the Giovanoli commercial zone Giovanoli at the western entrance to the town: the plot is embellished for the public with a six-metre high border and two portals. In addition, landscape images are to be projected onto the plot.
  • Project "Allegra": During three weeks in May and June, Allegra will support the Silvaplana group of works by Silvaplana to bring the hiking paths back into top condition
  • Axioma: Digital business management
  • Acquisition of GKB property:Creation of innovation space and co-working space
  • From September 6 to 27, 2020, the Engadin Hiking Weeks for visitors from Western Switzerland will take place in the region Silvaplana-Corvatsch. Silvaplana wants to offer Swiss guests, especially those from the French-speaking part of Switzerland, a good opportunity to spend a holiday in Silvaplana in the Engadine.
  • 10 GB (10000 MB) Fibre optic Internet connection from July at hotspots in Silvaplana and in households up to 500 MB thanks to the good cooperation with Swisscom