Christ & Gantenbein
Christ & Gantenbein
Spitalstrasse 12
4056 Basel
T + 41 61 260 90 20
mail [at] christgantenbein [dot] com
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Emanuel Christ
Christoph Gantenbein
Mona Farag
Tabea Lachenmann
Anna Flückiger
Victoria Easton
Daniel Monheim
Jean Wagner
Andrea Benincasa
Arthur Clauss
Ana Sofia Costa Guerra
Thibaut Dancoisne
Eileen Eckart
Szabolcs Egyed
Moisés García
Cloé Gattigo
Astrid Kühn
Alessandro Luraschi
Andrew Mackintosh
Luise Marter
Julian Meisen
Stephanie Müller-Wamister
Edward Nicholson
Catia Polido
Anette Schick
Robert Schiemann
Anne-Katharina Schulze
Julia Tobler
Leandro Villalba
Leonie Welling
Christina Wendler
Kristin Widjaja
Jan Zachmann
Diana Zenklusen
PR & Communication
Claudia Di Lecce
Barbara Dähler
Anita Grieder
Fabienne Koitka
Yaël Widmer

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Over the past years, a broad range of private and public commissions has given shape to Christ & Gantenbein‘s growing body of work, encompassing different scales and scopes from individual residential extensions, institutional buildings, infrastructures and urban masterplans.
Award-winning projects such as the renovations and extensions to the Kunstmuseum in Basel (2016) and the Swiss National Museum in Zurich (2016), as well as the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne (ongoing) have strengthen the office‘s expertise in the development of museum buildings. Housing schemes in Paris and Germany, a large-scale mixed-use neighborhood as well as the Lindt Chocolate Competence Centre in Switzerland are, among others, currently on the drawing board.

Founders Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein, Partner Mona Farag, Associates Tabea Lachenmann, Anna Flückiger, Victoria Easton, Daniel Monheim and Jean Wagner, together with about 30 architects staff the practice established in 1998.

Since graduating from the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in 1998, Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein have maintained a balance between their professional activity and their 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, 2006, 2009) and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (2008), they returned to the ETH Zurich (2010–2015). Research conducted in this latter period culminated in the meticulous exposition of more than 400 buildings in the two monographs Typology (Park Books, 2012, 2015). This compendium further inspires and sustains their on-going committment to the city and its underlying paradigms. They currently teach at Harvard GSD.

Christ & Gantenbein’s Kunstmuseum has been listed in the 2018 RIBA International Prize Shortlist. Further distictions include the prestigious Design Miami/Panerai Visionary Award (2017), the best architect 18 – Gold Prize (2017), best architects 17 Award (2016), the Essence Award – Gold Prize (2016), the RedDot Award – “Best of the Best” Prize (2016), the Media Architecture Biennale Awards (2016), the Swiss Steel Construction Award – Prix Acier (2014), the AR Award for Emerging Architecture (2009) and two nominations for the Iakov Chernikhov International Prize (2010, 2012).

In 2017 the studio has been invited to contribute to the Chicago Architecture Biennale, the previous year it participated in the 15th Venice Biennale “Reporting from the Front” as well as the 4th Lisbon Architecture Triennial, “The Form of Form”. The work of Christ & Gantenbein is featured in the monographs a+u 535 (2015), 2G N°68 (2014), Around the Corner (Hatje Cantz 2012) and Pictures from Italy (Park Books, 2011).