Castagnola | Herzog & de Meuron
HERZOG & DE MEURON
Archi di Luce was designed by Pritziker prize-winners Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Known worldwide for designing the Allianz Arena in Munich, the Prada Store in Tokyo, and the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg, in 2006 architects Herzog & de Meuron were described by the New York Times Magazine as “one of the most admired architecture firms in the world”.
Set amid the Villa Favorita Park with its exceptional, verdant plant life, Archi di Luce lies in harmony with the green spaces that surround it: gardens, rooftop terraces, patios, pine trees and other plants typical of this area. The main elements of the gardens were designed by Michel Desvignes, internationally renowned landscape architect, in order to guarantee coherence and provide a harmonious and relaxing environment.
(1949, Liverpool, U.K.)
The British artist has won numerous prizes:
He was Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II (2016), received an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art in London (2009), he received the prestigious Imperial Prize for Sculpture of Japan (2007) and he is Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2002). He attended the Venice Biennale of Arts (1993 and 1997), 1988 represented Britain and won the Turner Prize that same year.
POINT OF VIEW (2013)
Point of View sculpture (2013) created specifically by the artist for the Herzog & de Meuron Castagnola project. (Stainless steel sculpture, 605 x 196 x 178 cm).