Manuel Herz Architects
Based in Basel, Switzerland, Manuel Herz Architects is an architectural practice that is embedded in research, and is operating on a very wide range of typologies, locations and scales, from the architectural to the urban and territorial. Its completed projects include the Synagogue of Mainz, an apartment building with moving facades "Ballet Mécanique" in Zurich, and a hospital in Tambacounda, Senegal. Presently under development are a large-scale residential complex comprising over 200 apartments in Cologne, a Synagogue for the Babyn Yar memorial area in Kiev, Ukraine, as well as other projects across Europe and the African continent. Beyond the architectural scale, Manuel Herz has been active in furniture and exhibition design, as well as in urban master planning and urban research. His projects have won numerous international design awards, have been exhibited in museums world wide, and acquired into the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), amongst others. His office currently employs twelve people.