CONTACT

Zurich

Meili & Peter Architekten AG
Gartenhofstrasse 15, 8004 Zürich, +41 44 246 70 20
arch@meilipeter.ch

Meili, Peter & Partner Architekten AG
Gartenhofstrasse 15, 8004 Zürich, +41 44 246 70 20
arch@meilipeterpartner.ch

Munich

Meili, Peter GmbH
Mittererstrasse 3, 80336 Munich, +49 89 599 88 790
arch@meilipeter.de

The Munich Register of Companies HRB 168 198
Managing Directors: Florian Hartmann, Andreas Müsseler,
Oliver Noak and Marcel Meili

Photos: Walter Mair, Basel

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Meili, Peter & Partner Architekten AG

Meili, Peter & Partner Architekten AG was established in 2016. It is headed by Markus Peter and Patrick Rinderknecht, the first partners to join the firm. This company will be in charge of all new and larger projects.

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For Marcel Meili and Markus Peter – and since 2007 in co-operation with Patrick Rinderknecht – designing never was a mere application of standards of knowledge but an in-depth study of a given topic instead. Their creative interpretation of the programme ist the central impetus of their architectural research. Gradually, the relationship between complex supporting structures and space and an emphasis on landscape emerged as the foci of their design research. Besides, their works draw – without however historicizing – from a great interest in the history of architecture and the city. In all this, their co-operation with other architects has always been part of the effort to assure architectural quality no matter how complex the givens.

From the very beginning, the firm has always been operating on this basis – and Meili, Peter & Partner Architekten AG are committed to this concept, too. It aims to render the sophistication achieved to date and the results it allowed suitable for the future. That's why the organization is open to younger partners, who shall be allowed to add their own skills.

The new corporate constellation has created ideal conditions for this approach. It will continue to meet the expectations of those clients who will be looking for high-quality architectural solutions in the future, too.

 



Meili & Peter Architekten AG

Marcel Meili and Markus Peter incorporated their company in Zurich in 1987 and, since then, have successfully established it. Most of their projects are the result of national and international competitions. In addition to the most diverse buildings, their oeuvre includes a number of more experimental works such as bridges, movable information boxes, stage sets, and a movie.

A first part of their oeuvre is extensively documented in Marcel Meili, Markus Peter 1987 – 2008 published in both a German and an English edition (Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess, 2008).

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Since 2015, two specific business units are operating within Meili & Peter Architekten AG. Markus Peter will continue and complete the projects in the existing business field, while Marcel Meili and his Studio will focus on theoretical and practical studies, tasks, and problems. They also intend to realize some mainly smaller construction projects in co-operation with partner companies.

Initially, a tailor-made corporate structure was to meet the different professional needs of the two company founders, embarking on unconventional ways to do so.

Along with Meili, Peter & Partner Architekten AG, established in 2016, this model offers ideal conditions to further define and practice architecture both professionally and passionately. All this, of course, based on the intense discussions and co-operation that have characterized and stimulated Marcel Meili’s and Markus Peters’ work right from the beginning. 


Meili, Peter GmbH Munich

The Munich firm was established in 2007 on the occasion of the urban Hofstatt Project – the future use of the former site of Süddeutsche Zeitung. Meili, Peter GmbH München has been independent since 2013 and is managed by Florian Hartmann, Andreas Müsseler, Oliver Noak, and Lisa Yamaguchi, along with Marcel Meili. Their projects are based on various successes in competitions plus any orders directly awarded by clients. 

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The same as the Zurich firm, the Munich company is not specializing in something specific but researches, studies, and realizes projects of all sizes and programmes. Priorities have however particularly emerged in the field of urban planning, dealing with historical, listed buildings and in the field of secondary urban densification.

A corporate philosophy based on open communication and constantly negotiating and renegotiating a complex task with all stakeholders and the resulting creative spatial interpretation of the programme are – beyond the merely compulsory part – an essential component of their work culture. In this, the exchange with their colleagues in Switzerland is essential. Always however, it is a matter of supervising and monitoring the concepts found throughout the development phase and process of creation to the finished building and take part in implementing the characteristic spatial relationships developed to the last detail.