Gigon / Guyer is a Swiss architecture firm based in Zurich. Holder of the office are the architects Annette Gigon (born 1959 in Herisau , Switzerland) and Mike Guyer (born 1958 in Columbus (Ohio) , USA). Gigon and Guyer after graduated in 1984, at ETH Zurich, and having worked in the prestigious offices of Herzog & de Meuron and Office for Metropolitan Architecture, founded Gigon / Guyer Architects, in 1989. And since then they have designed a truly impressive series of projects.
Among the most important are museum, residential, and office buildings, as well as mixed-use constructions. The recently completed Prime Tower and its annex buildings on the Maag site in Zurich have been internationally acclaimed. The monograph offers keen insight into how Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer understand architecture. The diverse concepts and the varied applications of design, material, form, and color employed in their projects are presented in detailed documentation of their work that includes photography, plans, and short texts. Three essays and a discussion between Patrick Gmur, Martin Steinmann, and the architects offer in-depth reflection and contextualization.
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