Christine Binswanger

Christine Binswanger


MIT Architecture | Spring 2020 Lecture Series

"Urban Plans in Progress," Christine Binswanger, Senior Partner at Herzog & de Meuron

6:00 pm, MIT Media Lab (E14), 6th Floor

Christine Binswanger

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 many countries, with particular focus in Switzerland, France, Spain, and the US. She has been in charge of many museum projects, including the expansion of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; the PAMM Pérez Art Museum Miami, and the extension of the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar, France. REHAB Basel, Centre for Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries, and the new Kinderspital Zürich, are notable examples of a number of hospital projects she leads. Her experience in urban development includes large civic planning projects, such as the Master Plan for Lyon Confluencein Lyon, France, and the Nordspitze project in Basel, Switzerland. Her expertise also extends to buildings that redefine existing typologies, such as 1111 Lincoln Road, a mixed-use structure for parking, retail, a restaurant, and private residence in Miami Beach, and the FORUM UZH, a new building for the University of Zurich in the city center. 

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.