Emanuel Christ – 'Plans'
Hosted Mackintosh School of Architecture

Event Type:

Architecture Friday Lecture


Mackintosh Lecture Theatre


7 Jan 2011
14:30 - 15:30



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Emanuel Christ – 'Plans'

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Emanuel Christ, Christ + Gantenbein Architekten
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Hosted by The Mackintosh School of Architecture, the Architecture Friday Lecture Series looks beyond buildings and makes connections between architecture and wider issues like culture and the urban environment.

Emanuel Christ was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1970. He studied architecture at EPF Lausanne and ETH Zurich, graduating with a Diploma in 1998 under the supervision of Professor Hans Kollhoff.

Christ & Gantenbein was established by Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein in 1998. Together with their three associates Mona Farag, Tabea Lachenmann and Julia Tobler and a team of 35 architects, they work on a wide range of projects: from private assignments, renovation of historic buildings to housing, office buildings and bridges as well as big scale urban masterplans.

One of their main focal points is museum architecture: the renovation and extension of the Swiss National Museum in Zurich as well as the extension of Baselʼs Kunstmuseum are actually being planned. Built projects are to be found in Switzerland, Germany, England, China and Mexico.

After many teaching assignments in Switzerland and abroad, Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein took up Professorships at the ETH Zurich in 2010.