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Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architects

Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architects

Buildings and Projects 1985-2008

By (author) Jurg Conzett
By (author) Hermann Czech
By (author) Heinrich Helfenstein
Edited by Marcel Meili
Edited by Peter Markus


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  • First monograph in the market on this leading Swiss architectural office
  • Comprehensive compendium of Meili Peter's work and ideas
  • Essays by internationally renowned architects Jürg Conzett, Hermann Czech, Adolf Krischanitz and Josep Lluis Mateo
  • Richly illustrated, elaborate book design
Full Description

Marcel Meili and Markus Peter founded their architectural office in Zurich, Switzerland, twenty years ago, and have recently opened a subsidiary in Munich, Germany. Meili Peter develop projects of all scales and in many different fields and with a vast variety of programmes, rather than specialising on certain types of buildings and tasks. Urban planning and complex constructive solutions have become an emphasis of their work, though. This first comprehensive monograph on Meili Peter’s work presents their buildings as well as unrealised projects, concepts and ideas. The richly illustrated and elaborately designed book combines texts, images, plans and drawings, forming a compendium of Meili Peter’s architectural practice. It also includes external views on their work with essays by renowned international fellow architects, such as Adolf Krischanitz and Hermann Czech (Austria), Josep Lluis Mateo (Spain), the acclaimed architect and civil engineer Jürg Conzett and by the well known architectural photographer Heinrich Helfenstein (Switzerland). Important built projects: Platform roof-extension, central railway station, Zurich, Switzerland Swiss College of Timber Industry (HF Wood, Berne University of Applied Sciences) Biel/Bienne, Switzerland Swiss Re’s Center for Global Dialogue, Rüschlikon near Zurich, Switzerland Park Hyatt hotel complex, Zurich, Switzerland Helvetia Patria insurance headquarters, Milan, Italy Urban planning and residential buildings at Billancourt, Paris, France Masterplan and headquarters for Süddeutscher Verlag, Munich, Germany.

About the Author

Marcel Meili is a professor for urban planning at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and co-head of the university's Institute for the Contemporary City in Basel. Together with Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron and Roger Diener he published the much reviewed study Switzerland - An Urban Portrait (Birkhäuser, Basel 2006). Markus Peter is a professor for design and building construction at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Meili Peter's book Play Pentagon (Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich 2005, German-language only) on their project for a new football stadium in Zurich was awarded one of Switzerland's most beautiful books 2005.

Scheidegger & Spiess
15th Jan 2009
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
284 mm x 206 mm
512 Pages
435 color, 534 b&w
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