Herzog & de Meuron

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Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, photo Margherita Spiluttini, courtesy of The Hyatt Foundation

Founded in 1978 in Basel by Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, both born in 1950, Herzog & de Meuron (sometimes abbreviated in H&dM) is possibly the most famous architectural partnership in the world.

Since their first building (the tiny “Blue House” completed in 1980 in Oberwil, Switzerland) their design approach has always been characterized by an original combination of great formal inventiveness and subtle references to architectural archetypes, especially those of central-European architecture; and by a thorough, almost maniacal, attention to details, materials, and textures.

Best known to the general public for their large-scale public projects, such as the Beijing National Stadium developed in collaboration with Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, Herzog & de Meuron are widely considered masters of museum design; from the Goetz Collection in Munich (1992) to the Tate Modern redevelopment (2000), from the Museu Blau in Barcelona (2011) to the brand new Unterlinden Museum in Colmar (2016) – just to name a few – the practice has conceived some of the most iconic and widely appreciated museums in the world.


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Barcelona | Museu Blau by Herzog & de Meuron

Barcelona | Museu Blau by Herzog & de Meuron

The Museu Blau is one of the most interesting Natural Science museums in Europe and its building by Herzog & de Meuron has become a landmark in Barcelona
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Basel | A Cave of Wonders: The Schaulager

Basel | A Cave of Wonders: The Schaulager

The Schaulager designed by Herzog & de Meuron architects is, along with a new kind of art warehouse, one of the most fascinating art centers in the world
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CaixaForum Madrid

CaixaForum Madrid

The CaixaForum Madrid is a renowned cultural center, designed by Hezog & e Meuron architects, featuring exhibitions of art, design and architecture
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Colmar | Unterlinden Museum by H&dM

Colmar | Unterlinden Museum by H&dM

The new Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, designed by Herzog & de Meuron architects, was opened January 23, 2016 in the presence of the President of France
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De Young – Fine arts museums of San Francisco

De Young – Fine arts museums of San Francisco

The de Young is a museum in San Francisco, CA - mostly focused on American, African, and Oceanian art - housed in an iconic building by Herzog & de Meuron
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Goetz Collection

Goetz Collection

The Sammlung Goetz is a museum in Munich featuring the contemporary art collection of Ingvild Goetz; its building was designed by Herzog & de Meuron
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Hong Kong | M+ museum by Herzog & de Meuron

Hong Kong | M+ museum by Herzog & de Meuron

M+ is a new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, designed by Herzog & de Meuron architects, that will open in 2018 in the West Kowloon Cultural District
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London | The Switch House and the New Tate Modern 2016

London | The Switch House and the New Tate Modern 2016

The New Tate Modern in London, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, opens on June 17, 2016 after an architectural expansion and a complete exhibition redesign
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Milan | Images of the Feltrinelli Foundation by Herzog & de Meuron

Milan | Images of the Feltrinelli Foundation by Herzog & de Meuron

The first images of the new building of the Fondazione Feltrinelli, designed by Herzog & de Meuron architects, which will open in Milan in 2016
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Museum der Kulturen – Basel

Museum der Kulturen – Basel

The Museum der Kulturen (Museum of Cultures) in Basel is one of the most important ethnographic museums in Europe, with an expansion by Herzog & de Meuron
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Serpentine Galleries pavilions, a history

Serpentine Galleries pavilions, a history

An history by images of all Serpentine Galleries Summer Pavilions at Kensington Gardens in London from 2000 - Zaha Hadid to 2015 - SelgasCano architects
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The New Vancouver Art Gallery by Herzog & de Meuron

The New Vancouver Art Gallery by Herzog & de Meuron

The architecture of the new Vancouver Art Gallery by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron is composed of 9 wood-clad boxes stacked on one another
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Vitra Schaudepot – Herzog & de Meuron

Vitra Schaudepot – Herzog & de Meuron

The Vitra Schaudepot is a new exhibition venue, dedicated to the history of design, conceived by Herzog & de Meuron in the famous Vitra Campus near Basel
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WAC – Walker Art Center | Minneapolis, MN

WAC – Walker Art Center | Minneapolis, MN

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a renowned contemporary art museum; its iconic expansion was designed by Herzog & de Meuron architects
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Weil am Rhein | the architecture of the Vitra Campus

Weil am Rhein | the architecture of the Vitra Campus

The Vitra Campus is not simply a corporate museum but actually a unique collection of contemporary architecture, by some of the most important architects
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