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Herzog and de Meuron Donate Selection of Works to MoMA

07:00 - 2 February, 2019
Herzog and de Meuron Donate Selection of Works to MoMA

Over 40 years of practice, Herzog + de Meuron have established themselves as one of the most celebrated practices in architecture. Their works span scale and site but are united by a sensitivity to material and detail that, today, often seems to fall by the wayside. The inner workings of the practice are notoriously private, but those interested in the process behind the project may soon have reason to celebrate.

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a+u 18:01 Feature: Recent Projects

03:30 - 2 February, 2019
a+u 18:01 Feature: Recent Projects

This edition of a+u introduces the 23 recent works of architecture and technology that emerged from their relationship with the urban structure or the development history. In this issue, we focus our attention on the process of conceiving and realizing the projects driven by various motivations and tactics. We invite readers to look beyond the confinement of a single building and examine the works on their possibilities to be in use for a long time.

Archigram's Entire Archive Purchased by M+ Museum in Hong Kong

11:00 - 28 January, 2019
Archigram's Entire Archive Purchased by M+ Museum in Hong Kong, © Deutsches Architekturmuseum
© Deutsches Architekturmuseum

The M+ Museum in Hong Kong, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, has purchased the entire archive of the prominent Archigram group. As reported by the Architect’s Journal, the collection was sold for £1.8 million, having been given the go-ahead by the UK’s Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright.

The sale has not been without controversy, with opposition from the Arts Council’s reviewing committee on the export of works of art and objects of cultural interest. The committee had sought a delay in the sale until a buyer was found who would keep the collection in the UK.

© Peter Cook © Deutsches Architekturmuseum © Archigram Archives © Archigram Archives + 7

Herzog & de Meuron Release Final Design for Vancouver Art Gallery

09:00 - 24 January, 2019
Herzog & de Meuron Release Final Design for Vancouver Art Gallery, View across Queen Elizabeth Square. Image © Herzog & de Meuron
View across Queen Elizabeth Square. Image © Herzog & de Meuron

The Vancouver Art Gallery has unveiled the final design for its 300,000-square-foot building designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Designed to serve the Gallery’s ever-expanding collection of art and educational programs, the scheme will offer “a global platform for Vancouver’s and Canada’s thriving arts scene and play a vital role in establishing this city as one of the world’s most foremost cities for arts and culture.”

The scheme has been designed as a sculptural, symmetrical, upright building infusing opaque and transparent surfaces. The stacked scheme sees a minimal mass at the bottom contrast with larger volumes concentrated at the top, allowing light and air to filter down to an active, open-air courtyard below.

Gallery Courtyard view of entry pavilion at Cambie Street. Image © Herzog & de Meuron West Georgia Street at night. Image © Herzog & de Meuron Gallery Courtyard. Image © Herzog & de Meuron West Georgia Street entrance. Image © Herzog & de Meuron + 9

Herzog & de Meuron design a "Hovering Trapezoid Structure" for the University of Zurich

11:00 - 10 January, 2019
Herzog & de Meuron design a "Hovering Trapezoid Structure" for the University of Zurich, © Herzog & de Meuron
© Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron has released details of their proposed Forum UZH, creating a new center for education and research on the city campus of the University of Zurich. The new building is a seen as a crucial element for ensuring the future viability of Zurich as a higher education hub, upgrading and consolidating an existing aging, dispersed campus.

Due to be completed in 2027, the Forum UZH will occupy a prominent corner site, combining expansive public space with the firm’s recognizable clean, contemporary language. Situated in the old city’s university quarter, dominated by stand-alone buildings set back from the street on below-ground plinths and terraces, the Forum UZH forms the 21st-century embodiment of the stately urban campus.

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Herzog & de Meuron's M+ Museum Tops Out in Hong Kong

13:00 - 30 November, 2018
Herzog & de Meuron's M+ Museum Tops Out in Hong Kong, M+ Museum. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
M+ Museum. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron's M+ Museum of visual culture has topped out in Hong Kong ahead of its scheduled opening in 2020. Focusing on 20th and 21st century art, design, architecture and moving image, M+ will be the centerpiece of the West Kowloon Cultural District, and a key venue in creating interdisciplinary exchange between the visual arts and the performing arts in Asia.

M+ Museum. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron M+ Museum. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron M+ Museum. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron M+ Museum. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron + 13

Modern as Metaphor: Where the Tate Stands in a Post-Brexit World

07:00 - 18 November, 2018
Modern as Metaphor: Where the Tate Stands in a Post-Brexit World, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 30 June, 2016. While the debate surrounding the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union continues to rage, the Tate remains a steady icon for London and the UK. But the building has also become a symbol in a new fight: one between the capital's elites and the general public. As the political sands in Britain continue to shift, it may be interesting to see how - and with whom - the building aligns in the future. - Katherine Allen, Managing Editor

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology / Herzog & de Meuron

02:30 - 16 November, 2018
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology / Herzog & de Meuron, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Ulitsa Nobelya, 3, Moscow Oblast, Russia
  • Category

  • Partners

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Stefan Marbach (Partner in Charge)
  • Associates, Project Directors

    Tomislav Dushanov, Tobias Winkelmann
  • Associate, Project Manager

    Olga Bolshanina
  • Project Manager

    Ilia Tsachev
  • Client

    LLC UDPC Skolkovo, Moscow, Russia
  • Area

    133979.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Herzog & de Meuron's Mountain Outpost Brings "Architectural Ambition" to the Swiss Alps

09:00 - 9 November, 2018
Herzog & de Meuron's Mountain Outpost Brings "Architectural Ambition" to the Swiss Alps, Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron have unveiled their proposal for a mountain outpost in the Swiss Alps. “TITLIS 3020” is situated on one of Switzerland’s most renowned tourist attractions, the 3000-meter-high Mount Titlis.

The design forms part of a master plan for the area developed by Herzog & de Meuron, which includes the construction of the outpost, the redevelopment of an old beam antenna tower, and redevelopment of an underground tunnel.

10 Renowned Brazilian Projects by International Architects

04:00 - 8 November, 2018
10 Renowned Brazilian Projects by International Architects, © © Gustavo Xavier
© © Gustavo Xavier

During the second half of the twentieth century, architects all over the world, specifically from Europe, produced a legacy of renowned, modern works in Brazil. Following the principles of masters such as Le Corbusier, names like Lina Bo Bardi, Hans Broos, and Franz Heep held an undeniable influence on Brazilian architecture.

In recent years, the country has been welcoming a variety of buildings designed by foreign architects. Below, we have compiled 10 iconic works by international architects. 

Herzog & de Meuron Reveal Plan for Titlis Mountain Station in Switzerland

02:30 - 7 November, 2018
Herzog & de Meuron Reveal Plan for Titlis Mountain Station in Switzerland, Titlis Summit Station. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Titlis Summit Station. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron have revealed their plan for a new summit station atop the Swiss mountain Titlis. The Alpine masterplan entails the new construction of the summit station, the redevelopment and extension of an old beam antenna tower, and an upgrade of the Titlis underground tunnel. The design aims to breath new life in one of Switzerland’s most renowned international tourist attractions.

Herzog & de Meuron Reveal Gasklockan Tower Design in Stockholm

04:00 - 23 October, 2018
Herzog & de Meuron Reveal Gasklockan Tower Design in Stockholm, Gasklockan tower. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Gasklockan tower. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron have released more images of their Gasklockan tower project in Stockholm. First announced late last year, the design will replace a 1930s gasholder with a 90 meter tower. As the firm's first project in Sweden, Gasklockan tower is being created with developer Oscar Properties. The latest images showcase the interior of the project and details of the facade. Designed with over 300 apartments, the circular tower was inspired by the original gasholder on site.

Gasklockan tower. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron Gasklockan tower. Image Courtesy of Oscar Properties Gasklockan tower. Image Courtesy of Oscar Properties Gasklockan tower. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron + 6

Life after Serpentine: Second Lives of Architecture's Famed Pavilions

09:30 - 18 October, 2018
Life after Serpentine: Second Lives of Architecture's Famed Pavilions, Serpentine Pavilion 2016 / Bjarke Ingels. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Serpentine Pavilion 2016 / Bjarke Ingels. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

If the surest sign of summer in London is the appearance of a new pavilion in front of the Serpentine Gallery, then it’s perhaps fair to say that summer is over once the pavilion is taken down. The installations have gained prominence since its inaugural edition in 2000, acting as a kind of exclusive honor and indication of talent for those chosen to present; celebrated names from the past names include Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, and Olafur Eliasson.

Serpentine Pavilion 2015 / Selgas Cano. Image © Iwan Baan Serpentine Pavilion 2014 / Smiljan Radic. Image © Iwan Baan Serpentine Pavilion 2006 / Rem Koolhaas. Image © John Offenbach Serpentine Pavilion 2007 / Olafur Eliasson, Kjetil Thorsen, Cecil Balmond. Image © Luke Hayes + 20

Herzog & de Meuron Release Revised Plans for Museum of 20th Century Design in Berlin

13:00 - 15 October, 2018
Herzog & de Meuron Release Revised Plans for Museum of 20th Century Design in Berlin, Museum of the 20th Century. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Museum of the 20th Century. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron have released revised plans for the Museum of the 20th Century project in Berlin's Cultural Forum. Designed to house the extensive National Gallery on 20th century art collection, the project was made in partnership with the Berlin State Museums and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Herzog & de Meuron originally won the competition to design the museum building in 2016, and the revised design features new plans and a facade that opens the building to the outside.

Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Art / Herzog & de Meuron

00:00 - 28 August, 2018
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

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  • Architects

  • Location

    10 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong
  • Category

  • Partners

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ascan Mergenthaler (Partner in charge)
  • Project Team

    Edman Choy (Associate, Project Director), Chi-Yan Chan (Project Manager), Vladimir Pajkic (Associate, Project Director, until 2011), Raymond Jr. Gaëtan (Associate, until 2012). Abdulfatah Adan, Roman Aebi, Maximilian Beckenbauer, Aurélie Blanchard, Emi Jean Bryan, Alexander Bürgi, Soohyun Chang, Julien Combes, Massimo Corradi, Duarte De Azevedo Coutinho Lobo Antunes, Dorothee Dietz, Peter Dougherty, Piotr Fortuna, Luis Gisler, Carl Kristoffer Hägerström, Kelvin Ho, Justin Hui, Kentaro Ishida, Anna Jach, Sara Jardim Manteigas, Hauke Jungjohann, Anssi Kankkunen, Rina Ko, Johannes Rudolf Kohnle, Dannes Kok, Pawel Krzeminski, Jin Tack Lim, Mark Loughnan, Jaroslav Mach, Donald Mak, James Albert Martin, José Ramón Mayoral Moratilla, Olivier Meystre, Lukas Nordström, Cristian Oprea, Leonardo Pérez-Alonso, Thomas Polster, Maki Portilla Kawamura, Tom Powell, Günter Schwob, Oana Stanescu, Kai Strehlke, Fumiko Takahama, Zachary Vourlas, Kenneth Wong, Sung Goo Yang, Daniela Zimmer
  • Design Consultant

    Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
  • Executive Architect

    Rocco Design Architects Ltd., Hong Kong, China
  • Conservation Architect

    Purcell, London, UK
  • Area

    27000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

The Technology Before the Wheel: A Brief History of Dry Stone Construction

09:30 - 25 August, 2018
The Technology Before the Wheel: A Brief History of Dry Stone Construction, © Fabricio Guzmán
© Fabricio Guzmán

A collection of stones piled one on top of the other, dry stone is an iconic building method found just nearly everywhere in the world. Relying solely on an age-old craft to create sturdy, reliable structures and characterised by its rustic, interlocking shapes, the technique has deep roots that stretch back even before the invention of the wheel. Its principles are simple: stack the stones to create a unified, load-bearing wall. But the efficient, long-lasting results, coupled with the technique’s cultural significance, have lead to continued use and updated interpretations all the way to contemporary architecture today.

© <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Broch_of_Mousa_-_geograph.org.uk_-_2800.jpg'>Anne Burgess</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 11

Herzog & de Meuron and Beyer Blinder Belle Selected by Harvard GSD for Gund Hall "Transformative Expansion"

11:45 - 26 July, 2018
Herzog & de Meuron and Beyer Blinder Belle Selected by Harvard GSD for Gund Hall "Transformative Expansion", The Trays at Gund Hall. Image Courtesy of Harvard GSD
The Trays at Gund Hall. Image Courtesy of Harvard GSD

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) has selected Herzog & de Meuron and Beyer Blinder Belle as the design team for a “significant transformation” of the School’s iconic Gund Hall campus building.

The proposed expansion will include the integration of a new space into the School’s existing structure, with the goal of creating a facility which “will embody the School’s visionary and cross-disciplinary work at the intersection of design, pedagogy, research, and practice."

Gund Hall. Image Courtesy of Harvard GSD The Trays at Gund Hall. Image Courtesy of Harvard GSD Gund Hall. Image Courtesy of Harvard GSD Gund Hall. Image Courtesy of Harvard GSD + 8

7 Shout-Outs to Architects in Rap Lyrics

09:30 - 23 July, 2018
© Messe Basel
© Messe Basel

About a month before he unveiled his eighth album Ye in June, Kanye West re-entered architectural conversation with the unexpected and mostly unexplained announcement that he intends to hire architects and industrial designers to staff an architecture practice connected to his Yeezy brand. An outspoken fan and admirer of contemporary architecture, Kanye’s fashion and design projects have been a major focus for him since shortly after the prodigious producer started making his own rap albums. Kanye’s architectural ambitions have been an interesting factor in the relationship between architecture and rap culture, which seems to be just coming into focus through programs like the Hip Hop Architecture Camps organized by Michael Ford’s Urban Arts Collective, and the research of Sekou Cooke. Architecture and rap music have influenced each other in ways we’re just starting to notice—with the connection between the two even revealed as consciously and conspicuously as rappers including references to notable architects in their lyrics.