Venue: Davis Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin
Annette Gigon graduated from the ETH in Zurich in 1984. In 1989 she and Mike Guyer founded Gigon/Guyer Architects in Zurich. Their firm soon attracted international attention with museum projects such as the Kirchner Museum in Davos, the Museum Extension in Winterthur, Museum Liner in Appenzell, and the Archaeological Museum and Park in Kalkriese near Osnabrueck, Germany. In addition to other museum projects, for instance, the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne, Gigon/Guyer have expanded their practice in recent years to include residential architecture and office buildings, notably, the office high-rise Prime Tower in Zurich, the Würth Haus Rorschach, and the remodeling of the Löwenbräu-Areal. Since 2012 Annette Gigon has been Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. The work of Gigon/Guyer has been honored with several prizes at home and abroad.