Pierre de Meuron, one of the founders of internationally recognized architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron celebrates his 63rd birthday today. Born on May 8, 1950, he and partner Jacques Herzog “have developed a reputation for being one of the few practices pushing new forms on architecture. They always start with something vernacular, extracting its inner essence and materializing it into something new that you will immediately understand”. de Meuron is a leading innovator in the field of architecture. Herzog & de Meuron were awarded the 2001 Pritzker Prize and are known for their design for London’s Tate Modern, VitraHaus on the Vitra Campus, Messe Basel New Hall, the Parrish Art Museum, the Bird’s Nest Stadium from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and their Serpentine Pavilion archetype.
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