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Conzett, Jürg

Jürg Conzett is the oldest of three namesake partners of Conzett, Bronzini, Gartman (CBG) AG. Born in 1956 in Schiers (Grisons, Switzerland), Conzett attended university at Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Lausanne and Zurich where he studied civil engineering. He received his diploma in 1980. Conzett worked with acclaimed swiss architect Peter Zumthor in Hadelstein from 1981-1988. After his experience within architecture Conzett became an independent structrual engineering consultant. He is most noted for his design of bridges though he has designed many structures in Switzerland. Later he created Conzett, Bronzini, Gartman. (1)

Conzett is admired for his architectural consciousness when designing structural systems. Conzett also represented Switzerland at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale-the world’s most prestigious platform for showcasing contemporary architecture despite the fact that he is not an architect. He has also been awarded honorary membership to the Swiss Institute of Architects and of the Royal British Institute of Architects (RBIA). (2)

Structure as space – Engineering and Architecutre in the works of Jürg Conzett and his partners by Mohsen Mostafavi and Beitrag zu “Dialog der Konstrukteure” by Anita Flury are both books published about Jurg Conzett and his work.  (3)

Additional Projects:


Traversina Foot Bridge II, Viamala, Switzerland


Punt da Saransuns, Viamala, Switzerland

Resources:

(1)Golini, CR. (2010). Jurg conzett: engineering matters:. Swiss News, (Issue 9), Retrieved from http://global.factiva.com/ha/default.aspx

(2)Brooks, G. (Ed.). (2008). Architectural engineers of the 20th and 21st century. Austin, TX. https://files.me.com/gregorybrooks/7ha2wl

(3)http://www.cbg-ing.ch/taetigkeiten/publikationen.html



Written by Lauren Ramos

January 31, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Posted in Engineers

Conzett, Bronzini, Gartmann AG

Main Office: 
Bahnhofstrasse 3
7000 Chur
Switzerland

Number of Employees: 20

Engineering Specialties:
Architecture
Structural Engineering
Bridge Design and Repair

Selected Projects:


Neuapostolische Church, Zuchwil, Switzerland


Werkhof Davos – Garage, Davos, Switzerland


Start-Up Offices – Grusch, Switzerland


Swiss School of Engineering for the Wood Industry- Biel-Bienne, Switzerland

History:
Jurg Conzett, Gianfranco Bronzini, and Patrik Gartmann began their partnership in 1999 in Churn, Switzerland. Gianfranco Bronzini was born in 1967  and apprenticed in the engineering office of G. Caprez AG (1982-1986). Bronzini studied architecture and engineering at Technical School Rapperswil (1986-1989). He also worked at the engineering office G. Caprez AG (1990-1993) as well as at the Bureau of Lower Construction in Graubünden (1993-1994). Patrik Gartmann was born in 1968. Gartman apprenticed in the engineering office Melcherts & Branger AG, in Chur. Gartmann studied architecture and engineering at School of Engineering HTL, in Chur (1989-1994).  He worked as a CAD designer at the engineering office Chr. Franzun (1990-1994). Gartmann also studied architecture at School of Engineering HTL (1994-1998). Most of the firms popularity can be attributed to the bridge designs of Jurg Conzett in the firm’s native, Switzerland. (1)

Resources:
(1)http://www.japan-architect.co.jp/english/2maga/au/magazine/2001/05/architect/009/main.html

(2)Golini, CR. (2010). Jurg conzett: engineering matters:. Swiss News, (Issue 9), Retrieved from http://global.factiva.com/ha/default.aspx

(3)Brooks, G. (Ed.). (2008). Architectural engineers of the 20th and 21st century. Austin, TX. https://files.me.com/gregorybrooks/7ha2wl

Written by Lauren Ramos

January 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Posted in Engineers