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Herzog & de Meuron Architects

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post updated 10 Apr 2021

Herzog de Meuron – Key Buildings

Major Architectural Projects by this Swiss architects office, chronological:

Vitra Haus showrooms, Germany
Bird’s Nest, Beijing, China
Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain
Allianz Arena – Football stadium, Munich, Germany
Barcelona Forum, Barcelona, Spain
Laban Centre, London, England, UK
Tate Modern, Bankside, London, England, UK
Dominus Winery, Yountville, California, USA

Barcelona Forum building by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron
Barcelona Forum photo © Adrian Welch

Herzog & de Meuron Architects Introduction

Herzog de Meuron are celebrated Swiss architects. Their buildings are consistently innovative and contemporary. Designs by the studio are bold but not typically curvilinear (the Bird’s Nest is not typical) like major architects such as Zaha Hadid or Frank Gehry. Similar famous architects to this Swiss architecture office include Rem Koolhaas (OMA) and Jean Nouvel in the use of strong, dynamic forms that are cleanly detailed.

This Swiss architects studio was a RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner in 2007

Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Date built: 2005
Allianz Arena lit in the colours of FC Bayern München:
Allianz Arena building facade
photo from architects
Allianz Arena Munich
The 2012 UEFA Champions League Final was the first Champions League Final to be held in this beautiful building.

Herzog de Meuron News

Wood Wharf, London, England, UK
This award-winning Swiss architectural studio is to design new residential tower at Wood Wharf adjacent to Canary Wharf, reports Phaidon.
Canary Wharf Group has appointed the celebrated Swiss architects to design a new residential tower at Wood Wharf, an eight-hectare redevelopment adjacent to Canary Wharf. The redevelopment of the site is being masterplanned by Farrell and Partners.
Latest design by Herzog de Meuron – external link

Nov 27, 2012
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY, USA
Parrish Art Museum Building design by Herzog & de Meuron Architects
picture from Parrish Art Museum
Parrish Art Museum
A new 34,400 sqft building. The building contains more than 2,600 works ranging from early nineteenth-century landscape paintings through American Impressionism and into the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012, London, England, UK
Design with Ai Weiwei
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 London design by Herzog & de Meuron Architects
image © Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012, London
The design team responsible for the celebrated Beijing National Stadium, which was built for the 2008 Olympic Games, comes together again in London in 2012 for the Serpentine’s acclaimed annual commission, being presented as part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad. The Pavilion is the first collaborative built structure in the UK with celebrated Chinese installation artist Ai Weiwei.

Projet Triangle, Paris, France
Date: 2008-
Projet Triangle Paris design by Herzog & de Meuron Architects
image © architecture practice
Projet Triangle

Actelion Business Center, Switzerland, central Europe
Date built: 2010
Actelion Business Center
photo from ABC
Actelion Business Center

1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Date built: 2010
1111 Lincoln Road Miami Beach
photo : Nelson Garrido/1111Lincoln Road MBeach1, LLLP
1111 Lincoln Road

Featured Herzog de Meuron Buildings

Vitra Haus showrooms, Germany, northern Europe
Date built: 2010
Vitra Haus showrooms
photograph Iwan Baan, © Vitra
Vitra Haus

Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain
Date built: 2008
Caixa Forum Madrid design by Herzog & de Meuron Architects
photograph © Mark Bentley
Caixa Forum Madrid

Tate Modern Extension, London, England, UK
Date built: 2009-16
Tate Modern London Extension
image © architecture practice
Tate Modern Extension
This ten-storey tower, 65 metre-high building located above the oil tanks opened to the public on 17 June 2016.

Elbe Philharmonic Concert Hall, HafenCity, Hamburg, Germany
Date built: 2017
image © architecture practice
The Elbphilharmonie is a concert hall on the Grasbrook peninsula of the Elbe River. Nicknamed Elphi it is one of the largest and acoustically most advanced concert halls in the world.
The building sits on top of an old warehouse building. It is the tallest inhabited building in Hamburg, at 108 m high. It was officially inaugurated on 11 January 2017.

National Stadium – Bird’s Nest, Beijing, northern China
Date built: 2008
Design with Arup and China Architecture Design & Research Group
Birds Nest Beijing design by Herzog & de Meuron Architects
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan
Birds Nest Beijing

Laban Centre, London, England, UK
Date built: 2002
Laban Centre
photo : Tim Crocker
Laban Centre

Forum Building / Edifici Fòrum, Diagonal Mar – Barcelona Forum, Catalunya, Spain
Date built: 2004
Barcelona Forum building
Barcelona Forum image © Adrian Welch
Forum Building Barcelona : “slice of floating blue cheesecake”

Tate Modern Building, London, England, UK
Date built: 2000
Tate Modern
picture © Adrian Welch
Tate Modern

Roche Tower, Basel, Switzerland
Date built: 2011
Roche Tower Basel
image from architects
Roche Tower Basel

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Date built: 2005
Design with HGA, Inc.
Walker Art Center
photo : Paul Warchol
Walker Art Center

Prada Store, Tokyo, Japan
Date built: 2003
Prada Store Tokyo Building
picture © James Whitaker 2009 www.WhitakerStudio.co.uk
Prada Store Tokyo

Herzog and de Meuron Practice Information

Pierre de Meuron and Jacques Herzog formed their architecture practice in 1978 but only became ‘Herzog & de Meuron’ in 1997.

Their architects studio is based in Basel (address at the base of this page), Switzerland.

Harry Gugger joined as Partner in 1991; Christine Binswanger in 1994, Robert Hösl & Ascan Mergenthaler in 2004.

This Swiss architectural office won the Stirling Prize in 2003 for their Laban Centre in London, UK.

Key Architectural Awards

Pritzker Architecture Prize 2001
Deutscher Kritikerpreis 1993
Max Beckmann Award 1996
Rolf Schock Prize for the Visual Arts 1999
Prix Equerre d’Argent 2001

Herzog and de Meuron Architects : Key Buildings listed chronologically + information on Education, Teaching and Exhibitions

Building News Archive

Helsinki Waterfront Hotel, Finland

Lord’s Ground Masterplan, London, England
Lords Masterplan

Portsmouth Stadium development, Hampshire, England
Portsmouth Stadium Building
picture © architecture office
Portsmouth Stadium : building delay news, Mar 2009

40 Bond St, Noho, Manhattan, USA
Ian Schrager condominium – serviced apartments + townhouses: 11 storeys
23 apartments + 5 New York townhouses, façade includes green glass tubes

Roche : New Tower + New research & development facility, Switzerland
For: Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche
Location: headquarters complex, on River Rhine – Schatzaep Davos, Grisons
Cost: 800m Swiss francs for both projects

de Young Museum, San Francisco, USA

St Jakob Stadium, Basel, Switzerland
St Jakob Basel design by Herzog & de Meuron Architects
photo : the antillia collective
Basel Architecture

Rue des Suisses Apartment Building, 19 rue des Suisses, Paris XIV, France

Signal Box Auf dem Wolf, Basel, Switzerland
Signal Box Basel
photo : the antillia collective
see Basel Architecture link above

New Link Quay project, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

More Herzog & De Meuron Architecture online soon

More photos of this architecture studio’s major early building in Barcelona:

Barcelona Forum Barcelona Forum design by Herzog & de Meuron Architects Barcelona Forum
Barcelona Forum images © Adrian Welch

Location: Rheinschanze 6, 4056 Basle, Switzerland, Europe

Basel Architecture Practice Information

Head office – address: Rheinschanze 6, 4056 Basel, northwest Switzerland

Contact: +41 (0)61 385 57 57

Swiss architects Jacques Herzog + Pierre de Meuron
Herzog de Meuron
photo © 2011, Marco Grob

Herzog & de Meuron branch offices: Barcelona, Beijing, London, Munich, San Francisco

Swiss Architecture

Jacques Herzog:
Jacques Herzog
photo courtesy of Doug Aitken Workshop and 303 Gallery, NY

Herzog & de Meuron Architects designed the Küppersmühle Museum in Duisburg, Germany.

Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron were Pritzker Prize architects Winners in 2001.

London Architecture Designs – Tate Modern London + Laban Centre London

Buildings / photos for the Herzog & De Meuron Designs page welcome

Website: Herzog & De Meuron Switzerland