• A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A student workshop in Fribourg

    45 students of the Joint Master of Architecture design and build a festival enclosure on the site of the Grandes-Rames on the banks of the Sarine in Fribourg. Bleachers, a belvedere, a sunset. On June 21st, the day of the summer solstice, a pagan festival and the day of the Fête de la Musique, the site is transformed into a marvellous environment, born of a Shakespearean dream, and ready to welcome the electronic music collective Studio 1157. In the role of Quince, carpenter and director in the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Götz Menzel, François Esquivié and Romain Legros.

  • Grand Hôtel du Cervin

    Construction starts at St-Luc

  • Swiss Live Performance 2019

    Landesmuseum Zürich, Museumsstrasse 2, Willy G.S. Hirzel Auditorium, à 18.00

    Catherine Gay Menzel presents our project Maisons Duc at this event organised by the architectural review Archithese. More information

  • Lecture "Côtoyer le vernaculaire" at EPFL

    This lecture is part of the seminaire "Figuration et représentation 2" by Nicola Braghieri and Patrick Giromini, Foyer SG, 14.30

  • Lecture "Eugène, Hans et Robert" by GayMenzel at the HEIA Fribourg

    5.30pm, Auditoire Gremaud, Boulevard de Pérolles 80, Fribourg

  • A+U publishes three of our projects and an interview with us in its January issue on emerging Swiss architects

  • Götz Menzel is invited by Corridor to present three books in their new series "Bookclub"

    at Arsenic, Rue de Genève 57, 1004 Lausanne, 7.30 pm, doors open at 7pm

    More information

  • Our project for the Maisons Duc is awarded a recognition by Hochparterre Magazine "Die Besten 2018"

  • Dichtelust

    Exhibition at the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum 24.11.18 to 5.5.2019

    GayMenzel is invited to participate at the exhibtion on "forms of urban coexistance in Switzerland" with the project for the new village centre of St-Germain, Savièse. Opening on Friday, November 23rd at 7pm at the S AM in Basel. More information here.

  • Catherine Gay is appointed Vice President of the cantonal building commission of the Valais

  • Arc-Award

    The Swiss Architecture prize

    Our project Maisons Duc is awarded with the jury special prize. Thank you to Andrea Deplazes, Ludovica Molo and Dominique Salathé

    Photography by Eik Frenzel

  • Lecture "Alles ist Umbau" by GayMenzel at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

    Hofackerstrasse 30, 4132 Muttenz, at 11:00

  • GayMenzel are invited to participate at a round table discusssion at the Forum d'architecture in Lausanne

    6:30 pm, Avenue Villamont 4, 1005 Lausanne

    The round table is one of the events organized by the f'ar that accompanies the exhibition "Schweizweit". This exhibition, designed by S AM Basel, is currently on view at the f'ar until October 21st. More information

  • Atelier Stoke

    Götz Menzel's current design studio at the Joint Master of Architecture at the HEIA Fribourg

    As it is the case of many post-industrial towns, the condition of Stoke-on-Trent in the UK is defined by its backwater location, with its own logic of urbanisation and economy, quite different to those of the metropolitan areas. In the 1960’s architect Cedric Price proposed a project called “Potteries Thinkbelt” for Stoke and its circumjacent towns. Operating in a network, the project injected education into the territory, trying to facilitate the shift from the former industrial economy of ceramic production to one of tertiary focus. The project was never realised. At the same time as Price proposed his project, the “Stoke-on-Trent Greenbelt” was installed as a planning policy: a large encircling landscape, defining a border to the Stoke-on-Trent agglomeration. The aim of our studio will be to test today’s validity of these different approaches to urban renewal – programme and landscape, or where do they meet? - and to discuss transformation at a territorial and architectural scale.

    Photography: Bas Princen, Potteries Series 2014

  • Official opening of the Maisons Duc

    Grand-Rue 61, 1890 - St-Maurice, at 4 pm

    With the opening of the exhibition "C'est Aujourd'hui" by Christine Aymon in the new Galerie Oblique on the ground floor (from September 15 to October 21, 2018)

    Photo by Séverine Rouiller