press release

This display explores the work of world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron. It offers a penetrating insight into how their vision and style has evolved from their early projects, completed twenty-five years ago, to recent large-scale international commissions, including that of Tate Modern itself. Unlike other architecture exhibitions, the display explores the creative process of making architecture by revealing the by-products or 'waste' produced during the course of the architects' work. Made of an astonishing range of materials, these artefacts tell the story of how ideas take shape and form, through a complex process of experimentation and detour, to evolve a new architectural language for building. Over 1,000 objects are on display, including over 250 architectural models, as well as footage and photographs of finished projects. This marks a rare opportunity to view Herzog & de Meuron's oeuvre within a space now considered to be one of their finest achievements.

An exhibition by Schaulager Basel and Herzog & de Meuron Supported by Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland


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Herzog & de Meuron
An exhibition by Schaulager Basel and Herzog & de Meuron

08.05.04 - 12.09.04 Schaulager Basel, Münchenstein
01.06.05 - 29.08.05 Tate Modern, London
12.05.06 - 30.07.06 Haus der Kunst, München