Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd.
4056 Basel, Switzerland
Christine Binswanger joined Herzog & de Meuron in 1991, became a Partner in 1994, and has been Senior Partner since 2009. She is responsible for projects in different countries and typologies. She has been in charge of an array of museum projects, including the expansion of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, USA; the Pérez Art Museum in Miami, USA, and the extension of the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar, France. The REHAB Basel, Clinic for Neurorehabilitation and Paraplegiology in Basel, Switzerland, and the new Kinderspital Zürich, Switzerland are examples of a number of hospital projects she leads. In the corporate world, she is in charge of the new Headquarters of Lombard Odier in Geneva while in the field of education she is highly involved in partnering up for the design of the Forum Building of the University in Zürich. Her experience includes significant transformation projects in Lyon, France, and Burgos, Spain, as well as large urban renewal projects in Switzerland, notably the Dreispitz area of Basel and Sion Ronquoz. Housing projects she has led include the Rue des Suisses Apartment Buildings in Paris, France, and the Zellwegerpark in Uster, Switzerland. She was also in charge of the 1111 Lincoln Road project, a mixed-use structure for parking, retail, a restaurant, and private residence in Miami Beach, USA,
Within Herzog & de Meuron, Christine leads a team invested in the flow of knowledge, engages in the Communications department, and serves on the Strategic Board.
Christine studied architecture at the ETH Zurich from 1984 to 1990 and received the Meret Oppenheim Prize in 2004 in recognition of her active leadership in the architecture and art community. In 2014, she was the recipient of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for 1111 Lincoln Road.