Swiss Art Talks: Stefan Marbach
Thursday 28 September, 19:00 to 20:30
Beirut TerracesCourtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
The project Beirut Terraces, a 119-meter tall high-rise, was designed by Herzog & de Meuron, and completed in fall 2016. The building is located in Mina el Hosn in Beirut’s central district.
The rich and diverse cultural layers that have shaped Beirut’s history have inspired the design of this residential tower, where the apartments’ large terraces offer broad views over the city and the sea. Characteristic part of the design are the diverse white slab edges, which show the individuality and the variety of each apartment. Indoor and outdoor spaces merge into each other so that the large terraces become living spaces.
Stefan Marbach first joined Herzog & de Meuron in 1991. After studying architecture at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Switzerland, and the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm, he rejoined Herzog & de Meuron in 1997, becoming a partner in 2006, and a senior partner in 2009. Marbach has realized a number of projects in Switzerland, including St. Jakob-Park in Basel; the Actelion Business Center in Allschwil; and Roche Building 1, Switzerland’s tallest high-rise building to date. His current projects include AstraZeneca’s Global R&D Centre and Corporate Headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom; the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Russia; and the new Stamford Bridge stadium in London, United Kingdom.