This lecture will present the work-in-progress from the Basel-based practice Christ & Gantenbein. Founded in 1998 by Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein, the firm's completed projects include the expansion and transformation of the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, the extension of the Kunstmuseum Basel, and Lindt Home of Chocolate for Lindt & Sprüngli in Zurich. Currently, the firm is working on a range of projects across Europe, including a social housing development in Paris, an office building for Roche in Germany, the extension of the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne, the Zurich University Hospital, and a housing and office building in the historic center of Hamburg.
The Berlage Keynotes is an ongoing lecture series featuring internationally prominent architects, designers, and thinkers who are at the forefront of design discourse and innovation. A selection of speakers working from different disciplinary perspectives and in different geographic, cultural, and political contexts present how their work engages with contemporary issues and debates. This spring semester, speakers include Christ & Gantenbein, OOZE, Francesca Torzo, Manthey Kula, PRODUCTORA, Anna Puigjaner, Vector Architects, Kieran Long, and Diener & Diener.