Study for the restoration and transformation of the entrance building to the Grotte aux Fées. Perched above the Château de St-Maurice on a steep wooded slope, this 19th century building leads to a subterranean world in the heart of the mountain.
Nouveau quartier au centre de St-Germain, Savièse
Progress on the construction site of the underground car park
Construction of molds
The structure with a span of fifty metres, conceived of in ultra-high performance fibre-reinforced concrete (UHPC), will cross the former gravel pits between Martigny and Vernayaz. The convex section evolves at the extremities by widening, in a dynamic movement. In collaboration with Sollertia structural engineers.
Urban Legends, Martigny
Catherine Gay Menzel is Visiting Professor at EPFL
The approach of the Gay Menzel master studio seeks a narrative, derived from a contextual imaginary, confronting the site’s history and the aspirations of the narrator.
Double exposure image by Noémie Zurbriggen and Antoine Iweins D'Eeckhoutte
Job site completion of the Grange aux Fontaines
photographie par Philomène Hoël
Competition 1st prize
Designing a street, a square and a building makes it possible to go beyond the design of an isolated object. It is an opportunity to define a social, architectural and vegetal frame for life - to conceive a true environment.
Visit of the ferry landing Le Bouveret
Join us at Le Bouveret as part of the walk N°2, entitled "St-Gingolph la frontière", organized by LAC 20.21. From the CGN fleet to the chestnut grove with words and music.
Prof. Sung-Taeg Nam invites Götz Menzel for an online lecture. 7 pm Korea Standard Time, 12 pm Central European Time
Cultural Encouragement Prize 2020
The Department of Culture of the Canton of Valais awarded one of the 2020 encouragement prizes to Catherine Gay and Götz Menzel for the work of the office. We are particularly pleased that architecture is acknowledged as a culutral act - a recognition of our profession. The whole GayMenzel office is thus rewarded for its work and its continuous investment. More information
Photography by Romain Legros
Job site completion at the Villa Vicarini
photographie par Philomène Hoël
Construction completed of the ferry landing Le Bouveret
After seven months of construction, the landing stage awaits its travellers. Thank you to the Transport Department of the Canton of Valais.
Lecture at the EPFL
Guest professors Ramun Capaul and Gordian Blumenthal invite Catherine Gay to hold a lecture on our project for the Grand Hotel du Cervin as part of their studio "Alp hotel" at the EPFL. Due to the health crisis of the Covid -19, this is the first GayMenzel lecture recording made available to students.
Götz Menzel's current master program studio at the HEIA in Fribourg
The Atelier Cottbus is the third studio in a series devoted to the "Hinterland", which no longer exists. Until recently, the "Hinterland" occupied an important place in the dichotomy between the city and the territory, providing the former with resources. Structural change and globalisation have often rendered this close local link obsolete. The city of Cottbus in East Germany, the former "energy capital" of the former GDR, is today a shrinking city. The unpopular prefabricated housing estates on the outskirts of Cottbus are experiencing increasing vacancies. They are gradually being demolished, while urban wasteland is scattered throughout the city centre. The studio will take up Cottbus's development guideline of the "green city of parks" and test the potential of an inner-city landscape to convey a new urban quality: build less and plant more.
The magazine Archithese publishes a small contribution by GayMenzel about the circle in its December issue dedicated to this seductive geometrical figure. More information
Drawing: «Hut and kitchen of Mousgoum woman, Cameroun», Giovanella Formica & Beppe Caturegli, Footprints - Ichnographia, Milano, 2017
Architekturquartett in Winterthur
ZHAW, Tössfeldstrasse 11, Winterthur at 6pm
Tibor Joanelly invites Götz Menzel to his round table for an evening of architectural criticism with Lucia Gratz and Stefan Kurath