EM2N | MATHIAS MÜLLER | DANIEL NIGGLI

ARCHITEKTEN AG | ETH | SIA | BSA | Zürich | Since 1997 | Employees 55

EM2N | MATHIAS MÜLLER | DANIEL NIGGLI
ARCHITEKTEN AG | ETH | SIA | BSA
Josefstrasse 92, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
Phone +41 44 2156010
Fax +41 44 2156011

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Architects
EM2N | MATHIAS MÜLLER | DANIEL NIGGLI
Daniel Niggli, Dipl. -Arch. ETH / SIA /BSA

2009-2011 Visiting Professor ETH Zurich
since 2008 Baukollegium Berlin Member
since 2006 Membership Federation of Swiss Architects (BSA)
2005 Visiting Professor EPF Lausanne
2004 Federal Swiss Art Award
since 1997 EM2N Architekten ETH/SIA
1997 Project architect at VMX Architects, Amsterdam
1996 Thesis Prof. Adrian Meyer / Marcel Meili at the ETHZ
1994 Stagaire at Schnebli Ammann Ruchat Architekten, Zürich
1993 Stagaire atTodd Williams & Billie Tsien, New York
1993 Exchange student Rhode Island School of Design
1990-1996 Studies in architecture at the ETH Zurich
1970-1990 raised in Trimbach, SO
1970 born in Olten

Mathias Müller, Dipl. -Arch. ETH / SIA /BSA

2009-2011 Visiting Professor ETH Zurich
since 2006 Membership Federation of Swiss Architects (BSA)
2005 Visiting Professor EPF Lausanne
2004 Federal Swiss Art Award
since 1997 EM2N Architekten ETH/SIA
1997 Project architect at Bürgin Nissen Wentzlaff Architekten, Basel
1996 Thesis Prof. Adrian Meyer / Marcel Meili at the ETHZ
1994 Stagaire at Herzog & de Meuron Architekten, Basel
1990-96 Studies in architecture at the ETH Zurich
1987-89 Studies in Olympia, WA, USA
1980-1986 raised in Zurich
1966-1980 raised in Nuremberg
1966 born in Zurich

Philosophy

We aim to produce architecture that is powerful and personal, architecture with the capability of developing its own character. As a result our projects may polarize the public, which is fine with us. One may love or hate our architecture, but one should never be left indifferent.

We are convinced that there never is just one solution. Our projects must cope with the unforeseen, even the accidental. Therefore, we tend to think in scenarios, we work with hypotheses and generate oppositional alternatives. Each one of these projections into the future originates from different assumptions and has its own history or story to tell.

If we manage to develop projects that can stand for themselves in the urban fabric, we have achieved our goal.

Competitions

1. Prize

2008 Study competition Bühlstrasse, Küsnacht
Study Neufrankengasse, Zurich
Study competition „Loft – Living and Working“, Wollerau
2007 Cinémathèque Suisse, Penthaz
Urban study commission Geistlich Areal, Schlieren
2006 Housing Project Chämberg, Hünenberg
Housing Project Riedmatt, Zug, with müllersigrist Architects
Refurbishment Facade Headquarter Karl Steiner, Zurich
Refurbishment Toni Areal into Campus for Education and Culture, Zurich
Housing Project Dahlienpark, Unterengstrigen, 90 flats
Rivergardens Developement, Prague, Czech Republic, 130 flats
2005 Schadausaal Thun, Extension to Centre of Culture and Congress
Refurbishment Zellweger Luwa Areal, Uster
Refurbishment Gutsbetrieb Hammer, Cham ZG
Housing Project Frohheim, Zurich–Affoltern, with müllersigrist Architects
Upgrading Hardbrücke Railway Station, Zurich
2004 Im Forster, Housing Project, Zurich
Refurbishment Viaduct Arches SBB, Zurich
2003 Apartment House „Siewerdt 10“, Zurich–Oerlikon
Theater 11, Musical Theater, Zurich-Oerlikon
2002 Housing Project „Ziegelmatte“ Horgen
Extension Hardau Schools Bullingerstrasse (BWS/PS), Zürich
Sphinxmatte Solothurn, with Zulauf + Schmidlin Architects
2001 Test planning Zeughausareal, Lenzburg
2000 Extension Public Records Office Liestal (BL)
Community Centre Aussersihl, Zurich
1999 Housing Project Hegianwandweg, Zurich

Rank

2007 Mortuary Hall, Erlenbach
2006 Leutschenbach 52-56, Zurich
2004 Aqui Park, Thermal– and Wellnessbath, Zurich, study commission
2003 Gleisbogen Zurich, conversion of railroad tracks into urban park, with
Rotzler Krebs Landscape Architects
Olten Südwest, Urban Study, with Urs Primas
2002 Glattpark , Zürich–Opfikon, mit Schweingruber Zulauf Landscape Architects
Extension Museum Rietberg, Zurich, with Enzmann Fischer Architects
Leutschenbach School Zurich
2000 Extension Kantonsschule Küsnacht
1999 Primary School Niederhasli

Purchase

2006 Visitors Center Grube Messel, Wiesbaden, Germany
2000 Opera Parking Zurich, with Peter Märkli und SZ LA

Commendation

2007 Vorarlberger Landesmuseum Neu, Bregenz

Research Projects

2005 Spa Tower, on own initiative
2002 Schreberkicken, Study about densification of allotment gardens and soccer fields,
on own initiative, 2nd Prize „Wettbewerb Nachhaltiges Zürich“

Publications

Newspapers and journals

A10, 03/2004, 14/2007
archithese, 04/2003, 01/2004, 01/2005, 06/2005, 01/2006, 5/2008
a+t New Materiality II 2004, Civilties I 2007, Density IV 2003, Density Condensed Edition 2006, DBOOK
2007, Hybrids II 2009
a+u, 397/2003, 465/2009
AW Architektur + Wettbewerbe 211/2007, 208/2006, 199/2004
bauwelt, 47/2004, 46/2004, 47/2004, 23/2006, 23/2007, 23/2009
db deutsche bauzeitung, 11/2003, 05/2004
Detail, 11/2007, 06/2009
Domus, 907/2007
hochparterre, 09/2001, 10/2003, 02/2004, 03/2006, 09/2006, 06/2007, 07/2007, 11/2008
hochparterre wettbewerbe 06/1999, 02/2000, 06/2000, 03/2002, 04/2002, 02/2004, 04/2004, 01/2004,
02/2005, 03/2005, 01/2007, 04/2007, 03/2009
I’industria delle contruzioni, 385/2005, 396/2007
Lignum 70/2004, 76/2005, 19/2006
Neue Zürcher Zeitung 159/1999, 230/2002, 118/2006, 127/2006, 173/2006, 200/2006, 250/2006, 5/2007,
229/2007, 283/2007, 217/ 2008, 11/2009
SAM, no.01/ 2007, no.04/ 2008, REACTIVATE!!/ 2008
TEC21, 19/2006, 39/2007, 41/2007, 9/2008
Techniques & Architectures, 457/2002, 467/2003, 477/2005, 488/2007
Topos, 40/2002
Werk, Bauen + Wohnen 04/2000, 12/2000, 05/2001, 06/2002, 09/2003, 01/2004, 03/2004, 05/2004,
03/2005, 06/2005, 12/2008

Chapters and articles in books or booklets

„Typologie+ Innovative Konzepte im Wohnungsbau“, Birkhäuser 2009
„Orientation & Identity – Portraits Of International Signage Projects“ Springer Wien 2009
„Wohnmodelle.Experiment und Alltag“ Folio Verlag Wien 2008
„Putz – Architektur, Oberfläche, Farbe“ DVA – Deutsche Verlags–Anstalt 2008
„Bauten für Zürich, Das Amt für Hochbauten 1997–2007“ Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung 2008
„Im Detail: Material im Innenraum“ Birkhäuser Edition Detail 2008
„Umbau im Bestand“ Karl Krämer 2008
„stadtmachen.eu – Urbanität und Planungskultur in Europa“ Karl Krämer 2008
„Bauen für Zürich – Das Amt für Hochbauten 1997-2007“, Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung 2008
„ZHdK Den Künsten eine Zukunft“ Scheidegger Spiess 2007
„Autrement Rue Rebière“ Edition du Pavillon de l`Arsenal, 2007
„Hauspark-Parkplatz, Parkhäuser und Parkideen im 21. Jahrhundert“ Europäisches Haus der
Stadtkultur e.V. 2006
„Compact Houses“ structure 2005
„Bathroom Unplugged, Architecture and Intimacy“ Birkhäuser/ Architonic 2005
„Verdichtetes Wohnen“ Birkhäuser Edition Detail 2004
„Hybride Zonen” Birkhäuser 2003
„Customize IN–EX 02” In-Ex/ Birkhäuser 2002
„Stand der Dinge” AHB Zürich/ ETH Zürich 2002

Monograph

EM2N, Hg. Ilka und Anreas Ruby, gta Verlag 12/2009
EM2N, Relational Objects, Design Document Series_12, Damdi Architecture Publishing, 2005

Awards

2009 best.architects`10 award by zinnobergruen for Apartment House Zurich-Wollishofen

2008 Brunel Award recognition, by the UIC – International Union of Railways and the Watford Group / recognition Railway Station Hardbrücke Upgrading

Building Excellence Award 2002–2008 by the Building Department and the Building and Environment
Department Basel for the Public Records Office Canton Basel–Landschaft

best.architects`09 award by zinnobergruen for the Public Records Office Canton Basel-Landschaft

contractworld.award`09 shortlisted – Public Records Office Canton Basel–Landschaft shortlisted in
the category Office/ Administration Buildings

2007 International Architecture Award 2007 by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
for the Theatre 11

2006 Building Excellence Award by the Architecture Forum Eastern Switzerland for the Mountain Chalet
Flumserberg

2006 Building Excellence Award by the City of Zurich for the Hegianwand Housing Project and an Honorable
Mention for the Community Center Aussersihl

2004 Federal Swiss Art Award – Architecture

Exhibitions

2009
EM2N both-and, ETH Zürich
ARCH / SCAPES, Today Art Museum Beijing
The State of Affairs, EWZ Unterwerk Zurich
Same Same but Different, Architektur Galerie Berlin / MSP Mongolian School Project und Toni-Areal
contractworld, congress – exhibition within the Domotex fair Hannover / Public Records Office

2008
Building Excellence Award 2002-2008, Building Department Basel / Public Records Office
Campus Toni, Zurich / Toni Areal

2007
Arch / Scapes, BIA, 7th International Biennal São Paulo / Theatre 11
Autrement rue Rebière, Pavillon de l’Arsenal Paris
Unaufgeräumt/ As Found, SAM Swiss Architecture Museum Basel / Railway Station Hardbrücke

2006
Swiss Shapes, Galery Aedes Pfefferberg, Berlin
EM2N Works, Galery Salon Blauraum, Hamburg
Federal Swiss Art Award, Basel
Faculty Liechtenstein, Vaduz

2003
Swiss Section, Van Alen Institute, New York City

2002
The State Of Affairs - Current Living in Zurich, Zurich