Peter Märkli, “My Profession, The Art of Building”

Peter Märkli was born in 1953. He lives and works as architect in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1978, he established his own studio, Studio Märkli, in Zurich. From 2002–2015 he had a Professorship in architecture at the ETH in Zurich. Since 2013, he is a visiting professor at MARCH school of architecture in Moscow. His work includes many smaller and bigger residential buildings, as well as La Congiunta, a building for the reliefs and sculptures by Hans Josephsohn, Giornico (1992), The new organ at the cathedral in Basel (2003), extension and general renovation of a model school by Viktor Hufnagl, in Wörgl, Austria (2003), Im Birch school, Zurich (2006), Novartis visitor center, in Basel (2006), Picassoplatz office building, in Basel (2008) Cave Fin Bec, in Valais (2012), the headquarters building for Synthes, in Solothurn (2012), Belvoirpark Hotel and Restaurant management school, in Zurich (2014), Gutstrasse housing, in Zurich (2013), Masterplan Gutstrasse, in Zurich (2015–2017), and the new zoning and building code for Glarus Nord (2015–2017).

His publications include: Approximations: The Architecture of Peter Märkli. London: Architecture Association Publications (2002), Zeichnungen / Drawings Peter Märkli. Lucerne: Quart (2015), Märkli Professur für Architektur an der ETH Zürich 2002–2015. Zurich: gta Verlag (2016), Everything One Invents is True. Lucerne: Quart (2017) and numerous catalogues for exhibits including at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. He participated in the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2012. He has exhibited his drawings in Basel, London, Copenhagen, Budweis, Somerset, Moscow and Tokyo.

Peter Märkli (geb.1953) Schweiz lebt und arbeitet als Architekt in Zürich. Seit 1978 eigenes Büro in Zürich. 2002 – 2015 Professur für Architektur und Konstruktion an der ETH Zürich.

Seit 2013 Visiting Professor an der MARCH school of Architecture in Moskau. Zu seinen Bauten gehören La Congiunta in Giornico, ein Haus für Reliefs und Halbfiguren von Hans Josephsohn (1992), Neue Orgel im Basler Münster (2003), Grossprojekte wie die Hotelfachschule Belvoirpark (2014), die Wohnüberbauung Gutstrasse Zürich (2013), der Firmenneubau Synthes (2012), das Geschäftshaus am Picassoplatz (2008), das Novartis Visitor Center in Basel (2006), das Schulhaus im Birch in Zürich (2004), Umbau und Erweiterung der Schulanlage von Viktor Hufnagl in Wörgl (2003). Zu seinen Publikationen zählen AA Monografie Approximations (2002) und Everything one invents is true (2017) und Ausstellungskataloge wie für das National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, u.a. Ausstellungen der Zeichnungen in Zürich, Basel, London, Kopenhagen, Tokyo und Moskau.

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