Christ & Gantenbein wins the "best architects 18 award" in gold public buildings for the Swiss National Museum

Swiss National Museum by Christ & Gantenbein. Photograph © Iwan Baan
21/02/2018
Christ & Gantenbein wins the "best architects 18 award" in gold public buildings for the Swiss National Museum
[Zürich] Switzerland
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Swiss National Museum by Christ & Gantenbein. Photograph © Iwan Baan
The »best architects« award was created in 2006 to filter out the best and most interesting architecture projects the German-speaking countries have to offer in order to present them to a broad, interested public. In 2015 the award competition was opened up to participants Europe-wide.
Christ & gantenbein won »best architects« international competition,  realising the museum’s extension located in the city centre near the main train station.
 
The award is conferred each year on completed architecture projects in the categories residential, office and administrative buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, educational buildings, public buildings, other buildings and interior design that are distinguished by outstanding architectural quality. 

The design of Christ & gantenbein managed to create a unity between old and new through the reinterpretation of existing architectural motifs.
 

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Christ and Gantenbein

Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein graduated in the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in 1998, since then they have maintained a balance between their profession and academic involvement. After lectureships inter alia at the ETH Studio Basel (2000–2005), the HGK Basel (2002–2003), the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio (2004, 20...read more