The Swiss architect Jacques Herzog (Basel, 1950), a founder and member of the studio Herzog & de Meuron and recognised with the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2001, the Praemium Imperiale of Japan and the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2007, will talk about his life and career with the architect, university professor and critic Luis Fernández-Galiano.
The firm Herzog & de Meuron, based in Basel (Switzerland), is responsible for emblematic buildings of contemporary architecture. On an international level, the firm achieved success with the headquarters of the Goetz Collection in Munich (1992), the Dominus Estate in Napa Valley, California (1998) and, especially, with the reconversion of the Bankside Power Station in the Tate Modern Museum in London (2000). Herzog & de Meuron subsequently designed the Beijing National Stadium (2008) and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg (2015); and in Spain, CaixaForum Madrid (2008), the TEA - Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (2008) and the Ciudad BBVA (2015), among others.
Herzog has been Professor of Architecture and Design at the prestigious Faculty of Architecture of the Federal Polytechnical School of Zurich (ETH Zürich) since 1999. With Pierre de Meuron, he has been Visiting Professor at Harvard University and co-founder, in 2002, of ETH Studio Basel - Contemporary City Institute.