Herzog & de Meuron
Herzog & de Meuron was founded in 1978 by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron in Basel and is today a partnership based on five Senior Partners with a large international team. Herzog & de Meuron work on projects in Europe, North and South America, and Asia and has offices in Basel, Hamburg, London, Madrid, New York City and Hong Kong. The office has received numerous awards, including the «Pritzker Architecture Prize» in 2001, the «RIBA Royal Gold Medal» in 2007 and the «Praemium Imperiale».
The spectrum of buildings designed by Herzog and de Meuron ranges from private homes to museums, stadiums, hospitals and urban studies. Their best-known buildings include the transformation of Bankside Powerstation into the Tate Modern, London (2000) and the National Stadium, venue of the 2008 Olympic Games in Peking (2008). In Switzerland, the Roche Bau 1 in Basel (2015), and the Schaulager of the Laurenz Foundation, a warehouse with impressive exhibition spaces for the open storage of contemporary art in Basel/Münchenstein (2003) are among the most prominent buildings.
Completed residential projects include, in addition to the Zellweger Park residential building in Uster (2015), the Helsinki-Dreispitz project, a residential and archive building in Basel/Münchenstein (2014), and the St. Jakob Tower in Basel (2008).