Jacques Herzog
Swiss, born 1950
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Architect Jacques Herzog is the founder and senior partner, along with Pierre de Meuron, of the Pritzker Prize-winning Switzerland-based architecture firm, Herzog & de Meuron. Arguably best known for their conversion of a disused power station into London’s Tate Modern art museum (1995–2000), the firm has completed numerous highly acclaimed projects worldwide. Herzog & de Meuron buildings are sensitively conceived minimalist structures that employ innovative construction methods and surface treatments. A library for the Eberswalde Technical University (1999) in Germany features acid-etched concrete and glass panels silkscreened with images selected by the artist Thomas Ruff. The Dominus Winery (1996–98) in Napa, California has a similarly unconventional design; the walls are built from loose stones contained within a wire mesh cage. In addition to his work as an architect, …

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