Herzog & de Meuron was founded in 1978 by the two architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron in Basel. Today, the office is managed by the two founders together with the senior partners Christine Binswanger, Ascan Mergenthaler, Stefan Marbach, Esther Zusteg, and Jason Frantzen. An international team of almost 500 employees, including the two founders, five senior partners, ten partners, and 41 associates is working on projects across Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Herzog & de Meuron’s headquarters are located in Basel, with branch offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Berlin and Copenhagen.
The renowned office has designed a large palette of projects that range in scale from private homes to urban planning. Many of the projects are public institutions such as museums, stadiums and hospitals, including the Tate Gallery of Modern Art in London, the M+ Museum for Visual Culture in Hong Kong, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the Allianz Arena in Munich and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. The work of Herzog & de Meuron has received multiple awards, among them the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the European Cultural Prize and the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award.
Architecture is a discipline that speaks to people through all their senses. It isn’t only visual but tactile and acoustic.