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Born: 19 April 1950 (J. Herzog)/ 8 May 1950 (de Meuron)

Nationality: Swiss

Masterpiece: Allianz Arena

"A building is a building. It cannot be read like a book; it doesn't have any credits, subtitles or labels like picture in a gallery. In that sense, we are absolutely anti-representational. The strength of our buildings is the immediate, visceral impact they have on a visitor."

Jacques Herzog

Biography

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were born in 1950. They both attended the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Z?rich. Since their graduation Herzog and Meuron worked together.

In 1978 they founded Herzog & de Meuron Architekten /a Swiss architecture firm/ headquatered in Basel, Switzerland.

In 2001, Herzog & de Meuron received architecture’s highest honour the Pritzker Prize.

 

Notable Work

2008 - Beijing National Stadium

2005 - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2005 – Alianz Arena, Munich

2000 – Tate Modern, Bankside, London

1997 – Central Signal Tower, Basel, Switzerland

Information is used from: www.greatbuildings.com

 

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