Great architects

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Architects

We present to you some of our friends: the architects and landscape architects with whom we have the pleasure and honor of working together on our projects.

These are artists who work within complex technical, financial and administrative constraints, yet excel in creating unique and beautiful buildings that are harmonious with their respective historical, cultural and social contexts.

Our relationship with these great architects is very dear to us. Together we strive to build positively impactful projects that find their place in time.

Architects

  • Diener & Diener Architects

    Diener & Diener Architects

    The architectural office Diener & Diener pays close attention to the architectural history of a city and modernity as it develops new types of buildings. “Our designs produce a progressive sequence, whose overall effect can be described as controversial. And though the specific qualities of the design can be attributed to the object’s form, the actual design process deals with questions that reach beyond form alone: our design process seeks to establish a correlation between the building project and the city’s social cohesion. The conclusions we draw from this process establish the framework for the architecture and the urban planning for the specific project.

    The results of this focus can be seen in the projects they realized on the Java and KNSM Island in Amsterdam, the Basel Markthalle Tower, or the residential building of the Mustersiedlung Hadersdorf, Vienna, the university building in Malmö or the Mémorial de la Shoah in Drancy.

    Today, Diener & Diener employs 50 architects in Basel and Berlin from many different nations. Roger Diener established the office Diener & Diener Architects in 1980. In 1998. Roger Diener has led the office Diener & Diener with Terese Erngaard, Michael Roth, and Andreas Rüedi since 2011.

  • David Chipperfield Architects

    David Chipperfield Architects

    David Chipperfield Architects was founded in London by David Chipperfield in 1985. The practice has since won numerous international competitions and built over 100 projects. Its diverse international body of work includes cultural, residential, commercial and educational buildings and spaces for both the private and public sectors, as well as civic projects and urban masterplans.

    Offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai contribute to the wide range of projects and typologies. The practice’s work is characterized by meticulous attention to the concept and details of every project, and a relentless focus on refining design ideas to arrive at a solution which is architecturally, socially, and intellectually coherent.

    David Chipperfield Architects has won more than 100 international awards and citations for design excellence, including the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2007 for The Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach, Germany, and both the Mies van der Rohe Award (European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture) and the Deutscher Architekturpreis in 2011 for the Neues Museum, Berlin.

  • Hans Kollhoff Architekten

    Hans Kollhoff Architekten

    Hans Kollhoff plays an important role in the European cultural debate. Of all the European architects trained under the influence of the masters active in the ‘50s and ‘60s, the figure of Hans Kollhoff, the architect from Berlin and student of O.M. Ungers, stands out as unique. Creator of works that have met with widespread acclaim on the part of international critics, rewarded with increasingly important commissions, Kollhoff is an exponent of research whose roots can be traced back to the great architects of European and German rationalism. His architecture is characterized by a classical building-style and the use of solid, traditional materials

    Together with over 50 collaborators, he today works on a wide-ranging program of building projects both in Germany and other European countries. The work of Hans Kollhoff has been widely published in the international press.

  • AJArquitectos

    AJArquitectos

    André Campos Joana Mendes - Arquitectos, is a multidisciplinary office dedicated to the study, research and exercise of Architecture, Urbanism, Design and Art. Every project of AJArquitectos has its own history.

    Whims of fashion should not lead the architect to the creation of forms and compositions empty of meaning. Instead, AJArquitectos tries to understand every project’s genius loci.

    By understanding the surrounding, a harmony can be sought and found between the surroundings and the project. In doing so, the surroundings will enhance the quality of the project and the project will enhance the quality of the surroundings.

    This vision of André Campos and Joana Mendes has led the office to the design of projects which have been awarded nationally and internationally and published numerous times, participating in several exhibitions and conferences.

  • Wirtz International

    Wirtz International

    From its headquarters in Belgium, Wirtz International utilizes its power of attraction all over Europe, Japan and the United States.

    The meticulous selection of plants and the elaborate attention to detail are the hallmarks of Wirtz International. The company combines its analysis of the existing situation with its vast knowledge of methods of classical landscape architecture and a keen sense of modernity.

    This way contemporary projects are punctuated by a grain of freshness, guaranteeing soothing, familiar, yet avant-garde results.

    Wirtz International pays a lot of attention to details: they exploit the full potential of every plant in order to conceive exterior spaces unique in their genre that will never leave you unmoved.