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awards: 2001 Pritzker Prize, 2001 Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent, 2003 Stirling Prize, 2007 Praemium Imperiale, 2007 Royal Gold Medal, 2009 Lubetkin Prize, Lubetkin Prize, Praemium Imperiale, Pritzker Prize, Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent, Royal Gold Medal, Stirling Prize

Herzog & de Meuron Architekten, BSA/SIA/ETH (HdeM) is a Swiss architecture firm, founded and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland in 1978. The careers of founders and senior partners Jacques Herzog (born 19 April 1950), and Pierre de Meuron (born 8 May 1950), closely paralleled one another, with both attending the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich. They are perhaps best known for their conversion of the giant Bankside Power Station in London to the new home of the Tate Modern. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have been visiting professors at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design since 1994 and professors at ETH Zürich since 1999.

In 2001, Herzog & de Meuron were awarded the Pritzker Prize, the highest of honours in architecture. Jury chairman J. Carter Brown, commented, “One is hard put to think of any architects in history that have addressed the integument of architecture with greater imagination and virtuosity.” This in reference to HdeM’s innovative use of exterior materials and treatments, such as silkscreened glass. Architecture critic and Pritzker juror Ada Louise Huxtable summarized HdeM’s approach concisely: “They refine the traditions of modernism to elemental simplicity, while transforming materials and surfaces through the exploration of new treatments and techniques.” In 2006, the New York Times Magazine called them “one of the most admired architecture firms in the world.”

HdeM’s early works were reductivist pieces of modernity that registered on the same level as the minimalist art of Donald Judd. However, their recent work at Prada Tokyo, the Barcelona Forum Building and the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games, suggest a changing attitude.

HdM’s commitment of articulation through materiality is a common thread through all their projects. Their formal gestures have generally progressed from the purist simplicity of rectangular forms to more complex and dynamic geometries. The architects often cite Joseph Beuys as an enduring artistic inspiration and collaborate with different artists on each architectural project. Their success can be attributed to their skills in revealing unfamiliar or unknown relationships by utilizing innovative materials.

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Awards:
2009 Lubetkin Prize for the Beijing National Stadium
2007 RIBA Royal Gold Medal and Praemium Imperiale
2003 Stirling Prize, Laban Dance Centre
2001 Prix de l’Équerre d’Argent, Rue Des Suisses, Paris
2001 Pritzker Prize
1999 Schock Prize

All sites for Herzog & de Meuron:


Messe Basel

Messe Basel

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Location: Basel, Switzerland
Architect/Designer: Herzog & de Meuron
Schaulager

Schaulager

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Location: Basel, Switzerland
Architect/Designer: Herzog & de Meuron
Parrish Art Museum

Parrish Art Museum

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Location: New York, USA
Architect/Designer: Herzog & de Meuron
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Architect/Designer: Herzog & de Meuron + Ai Weiwei

Laban Dance Centre

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Architect/Designers: Herzog & de Meuron
1111 Lincoln Road

1111 Lincoln Road

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Location: Miami Beach, USA
Architect/Designer: Herzog & de Meuron

Vitrahaus

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Location: Weil am Rhein, Germany
Architect/Designers: Herzog & de Meuron

Munich Allianz Arena

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Location: Munich, Germany
Architect/Designers: Herzog & de Meuron

17 Rue des Suisses

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Location: Paris, France
Architect/Designers: Herzog & de Meuron

CaixaForum

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Location: Madrid, Spain
Architect/Designers: Herzog & de Meuron

Reading Spaces Jinhua Architecture Park

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Location: Jinhua, China
Architect/Designers: Herzog & de Meuron

Tate Modern

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Architect/Designers: Herzog & de Meuron

de Young Museum

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Location: San Francisco, USA
Architect/Designers: Herzog & de Meuron

Plaza de España

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Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Architect/Designers: Herzog & de Meuron

Walker Art Center

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Location: Minneapolis, USA
Architect/Designers: Herzog & de Meuron

National Stadium Beijing

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Location: Beijing, China
Architect/Designers: Herzog & de Meuron
Prada Ayoma

Prada Ayoma

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Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect/Designer: Herzog & de Meuron