Swiss architect Jacques Herzog at Cevisama 2019

Cevisama, the international ceramic tile, bathroom furnishings and natural stone fair (Valencia, 28th January-1st February 2019), will host the CevisamaLab Architecture and Design Forum – Cevisama’s cultural component – featuring leading international speakers from all of these fields. One is Swiss Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jacques Herzog, which established Herzog & de Meuron with Pierre de Meuron in Basel in 1978.

The partnership has grown over the years – Christine Binswanger joined the practice as Partner in 1994, followed by Robert Hösl and Ascan Mergenthaler in 2004, Stefan Marbach in 2006, Esther Zumsteg in 2009, Andreas Fries in 2011, Jason Frantzen and Wim Walschap in 2014 and Michael Fischer in 2016. An international team of about 40 Associates and 400 collaborators is working on projects across Europe, the Americas and Asia. The firm‘s main office is in Basel with additional offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Berlin and Copenhagen.

Herzog & de Meuron have designed a wide range of projects from the small scale of a private home to the large scale of urban design. While many projects are highly recognized public facilities, such as their stadiums and museums, they have also completed several distinguished private projects including apartment buildings, offices, and factories. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have been awarded numerous prizes including the Pritzker Architecture Prize (USA) in 2001, the RIBA Royal Gold Medal (UK) and the Praemium Imperiale (Japan), both in 2007. In 2014, Herzog & de Meuron were awarded the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP).

Jacques Herzog was born in Basel in 1950. He studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) from 1970 to 1975 with Aldo Rossi and Dolf Schnebli. He was a visiting tutor at Cornell University,  USA  in 1983. With Pierre de Meuron, he is visiting  professor  at Harvard University, USA (1989, 1994-). From 1999 until 2018 he was  professor  at ETH Zürich and co-founder of ETH Studio Basel – Contemporary City Institute. In 2001, he was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize with Pierre de Meuron, and together they  cofounded  the charitable foundation Jacques Herzog  und  Pierre de Meuron Kabinett, Basel in 2015.