The architecture firm Gigon/Guyer was founded in 1989 by Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer. The Zürich based office works on numerous projects in Switzerland and abroad. In addition to various museum buildings and public buildings, the architecture office has also made a name for itself in residential construction and in recent years in office construction. Their buildings have received numerous awards and have been published worldwide.
Gigon/Guyer always develop anew their architectural solutions from the context, from the conditions of the site and the usage. This results in tailor-made projects that differ in typology, size, materiality, and (often) colour. In parallel, residential projects of different typologies and standards are worked on, both for exclusive living and for low-cost housing. The company's track record includes the renovation and new construction of the Pflegi-Areal in Zürich (2002), subsidized apartments for large families on Brunnenhofstrasse in Zürich (2008) and several residential developments in Geneva and in the canton of Zürich (2009).
Succcesful projects include the Prime Tower office tower in Zürich, the tallest building in Switzerland at the time, an art center with residential and office buildings on the Löwenbrau-Areal, one office building each on Europaallee and in Rosaupark in Zürich, and a training and administration building in Rorschach.