From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Manuel Herz is an architect with his own practice in Basel, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany.

He was educated at the RWTH Aachen in Germany and at the Architectural Association in London. He has received numerous prizes and awards, published widely on Jewish architecture in Germany and has taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London and KTH Stockholm. [1]

He was the head of research and teaching at ETH Studio Basel: Contemporary City Institute and teaches at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. From 2015 to 2020 he was professor of urban and territorial design at the University of Basel. Herz has published extensively on issues of diaspora and architecture. Currently, he is researching planning strategies of refugee camps and the dilemma of humanitarian action." [2]

He presented an academic paper at the Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction 2007, organized by the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.


Select bibliography

  • Herz, Manuel, Institutionalized Experiment: The Politics of "Jewish Architecture" in Germany, Jewish Social Studies – Volume 11, Number 3, Spring/Summer 2005 (New Series), pp. 58–66 [6]
  • Herz, Manuel, Making sense of Darfur [7]
  • Herz, Manuel with Herzog, Jacques and de Meuron, Pierre: MetroBasel – The Model of a European Metropolitan Region (2009)
  • Herz, Manuel, From Camp to City – Refugee Camps of the Western Sahara, Lars Müller Publishers (2012)
  • Herz, Manuel and Rahbaran, Shadi: Nairobi: Migration Shaping the City, Lars Müller Publishers (2013)
  • Herz, Manuel: African Modernism – The Architecture of Independence, Park Books (2015) // award: FILAF D'OR 2015


  1. ^ "Firms | Archinect". Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  2. ^ "ETH Basel | Manuel Herz". Archived from the original on 2008-12-06. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
  3. ^ Magazine, Wallpaper* (2021-05-08). "Ukraine's moving Babyn Yar Synagogue by Manuel Herz". Wallpaper*. Retrieved 2021-06-12.
  4. ^ "Manuel Herz encloses curvilinear hospital in Senegal with lattice brickwork". Dezeen. 2021-05-06. Retrieved 2021-06-12.
  5. ^ Bernstein, Fred A. (2018-08-14). "In Zurich, a Building That Dances". The New York Times. ISSN  0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-06-12.
  6. ^ "Project MUSE - Jewish Social Studies - Institutionalized Experiment: The Politics of "Jewish Architecture" in Germany". Archived from the original on 2011-06-08.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2009-04-25.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)