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a+u 535: Christ & Gantenbein

From the publisher. April 2015 issue of a+u is a special issue on Basel-based architects Christ & Gantenbein. The edition features 19 works including Swiss National Museum and Kunstmuseum Basel which they won through competitions in 2002 and 2010, respectively.

The issue features essays by Philip Ursprung, professor at ETH Zurich, Sam Jacob of former FAT Architecture, and Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee. The issue also introduces the discussion between Emanuel Christ, Christoph Gantenbein, and their colleagues Diogo Lopes and Kersten Geers on how they use references in their works.

Housing and Shops / Christ & Gantenbein

  • Architects: Christ & Gantenbein
  • Architect In Charge: Emanuel Christ, Christoph Gantenbein
  • Design Team: Mona Farag (associate), Laura Schneider, Sven Richter (project management), Petra Jossen, Thomas Gläss, Christoph Bedall
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Walter Mair

© Walter Mair © Walter Mair © Walter Mair © Walter Mair

Cerro del Obispo Lookout Point / Christ & Gantenbein

  • Architects: Christ & Gantenbein
  • Location: Cerro del Obispo, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Emanuel Christ, Christoph Gantenbein
  • Design Team: Andrea Sauter, Anette Schick, Jennifer Schmachtenberg, Kai Timmermann
  • Client: Secretaría de Turismo de Jalisco
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan

VoltaMitte / Christ & Gantenbein

  • Architects: Christ & Gantenbein
  • Location: Basle, Switzerland
  • Design Team: Mona Farag, Marion Clauss, Stefan Heiniger, Laura Schneider, Mathias Sehn, David Vaner
  • Site: 6,900
  • Client: Swiss Life
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

WohnWerk / Christ & Gantenbein

  • Architects: Christ & Gantenbein
  • Location: Basle, Switzerland
  • Design Team: Julia Tobler, Tabea Lachenmann, Berend Frenzel, Nicole Ritschard, Marcus Kopper, Anette Schick
  • Client: Verein Jugendfürsorge
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Roman Keller

© Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller

Kunstmuseum Extension / Christ & Gantenbein

© Christ & Gantenbein
© Christ & Gantenbein

Swiss architects Christ & Gantenbein placed first among tough competitors, such as the five Pritzker laureates (Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, Rafael Moneo, Tadao Ando and Jean Nouvel) in the competition to design an extension for the Kunstmuseum. Thanks to a generous donation to the Canton of Basel-Stadt, the Basel Kunstmuseum was able to hold a competition to expand the museum to an adjacent lot.  Christ & Gantenbein’s awarded design was defined as a “contemporary brother” of the 1930’s Kunstmuseum. More about the awarded winning design after the break.

ORDOS 100 #35: Christ & Gantenbein

This villa is located in plot ORDOS project.

Architects: Christ & Gantenbein Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China Project Team: Emanuel Christ, Christoph Gantenbein, Cloé Gattigo, Hugo Mesquita, Sven Richter, Andrea Sauter, Kai Timmermann Design year: 2008 Construction year: 2009-2010 Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox