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Herzog and de Meuron Architekten

MAIN OFFICE:
Basel, Switzerland

BRANCH OFFICES:
Hamburg, Germany
London, England
Madrid, Spain
New York City, New York

SENIOR PARTNERS:
Jacques Herzog
Pierre de Meuron
Christine Binswanger
Robert Hösl
Ascan Mergenthaler
Stefan Marbach

EMPLOYEES:
International team of 24 associates and over 300 collaborators

BIO:
Herzog and de Meuron Architekten is a Swiss architecture firm founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1978. With work in Europe, North and South America, and Asia, the firm has completed numerous projects ranging from private homes and offices to large-scale museums and stadiums. Their work has historically focused on modern yet minimalist styling, offering subtly beautiful and practical designs. However, as seen in Beijing’s new National Stadium (shown below), the firm is equally if not more so capable of generating designs that awe and astound. 
The firm has received many awards for its work, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2001), the RIBA Royal Gold Medal (2007), and the Praemium Imperiale (2007)

JACQUES HERZOG AND PIERRE DE MEURON:

Herzog (left) and de Meuron (right)


The firm’s founding architects have much in common. Born in the same year in 1950, the pair attended the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, the establishment where they are currently professors. Since 1994, Herzog and de Meuron have been visiting professors at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and are also co-founders of the ETH Studio Basel- Contemporary City Institute which carries out research on the processes of transformation in the urban domain.

SELECTED WORKS:

M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, California

Dominus Winery, Napa Valley, California

Bird's Nest Stadium, Beijing, China

Laban Dance Centre, London, England

Tate Modern Addition, London, England

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Written by Sean Franks

August 31, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Posted in Architects