As a product of numerous exchanges with the office (H&dM), this issue combines exquisite photographs selected by the architects themselves, together with detailed presentations of the conceptual development of each project. With the increasing number of projects being undertaken in shorter periods of time, this issue is made up of a collection of recent works since 2002.


Completed Works

Herzog & de Meuron. No. 250. An Exhibition
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Expansion
Laban Creekside Dance Centre
REHAB Basel, Centre for Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries
IKMZ BTU Cottbus, Information, Communications and Media Center
Two Glass Wings on the Girtannersberg, Extension of Head Office for Helvetia Patria
Schaulager, Laurenz Foundation
Studios for Two Artists
Elsssertor II, Commercial Building
de Young Museum
Walker Art Center, Expansion
Prada Aoyama Epicenter
Forum 2004, Building and Plaza
Allianz Arena
Jinhua Pavilion
Tristan and Isolde, Stage Set


Astor Place Hotel
Prada Le Cure / Prada New York / Prada Levanella
Chais dHosanna
National Stadium, Main Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games
Jindong New District
Ciudad del Flamenco
Tree Village Campus
House on a Cliff
TPT, Three Partnership Tower
MK2, City of Image and Sound
Beijing Film Academy Qingdao


Herzog & de Meuron: A very temporal spatial experience Erwin Viray

Firm Profile, 20022006

Herzog & de Meuron
Pierre de Meuron and Jacques Herzog established their office in 1978. Harry Gugger and Christine Binswanger joined the office as Partners in 1991 and 1994 respectively, followed by Robert Hsl and Ascan Mergenthaler in 2004, and Stefan Marbach in 2006. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were born in Basel, Switzerland in 1950. They studied architecture at ETH Zurich, Switzerland 19701975. Harry Gugger was born in Grezenbach, Switzerland in 1956. He apprentised as an instrument mechanic 19731977, and studied architecture at ETH Zurich and Columbia University New York, N.Y., USA 19841989. Christine Binswanger was born in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland in 1964. She studied in architecture at the ETH Zurich 19841990. Robert Hsl was born in Bonndorf, Germany in 1965. He studied architecture at TU Berlin, Germany 19841993. Ascan Mergenthaler was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1969. He studied architecture at Universitt Stuttgart and The Bartlett, UCL, London, UK 19901997. Stefan Marbach was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1970. He studied architecture at HTL Muttenz 19931997 and held a scholarship at Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan Stockholm in 1994.