Famous Swiss Architects

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Le Corbusier
(Architect)
Le Corbusier
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Birthdate: October 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: August 27, 1965

Le Corbusier was a Swiss-French designer, painter, architect, writer, and urban planner. He was one of the pioneers of modern architecture. During his illustrious career, which spanned 50 years, Le Corbusier designed buildings in India, Japan, Europe, and North and South America. He is also credited with revolutionizing urban planning.  

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Peter Zumthor
(Swiss architect)
Peter Zumthor
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Birthdate: April 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Basel
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Bernard Tschumi
(Architect, University teacher)
Bernard Tschumi
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Birthdate: January 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lausanne

Bernard Tschumi is an architect, educator, and writer. One of the most important proponents of deconstructivism, Tschumi is credited with designing prominent landmarks like Parc de la Villette, Rouen Concert Hall, and the new Acropolis Museum. He has also served as an educator, teaching at prestigious institutions like Columbia University, Princeton University, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies.

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Francesco Borromini
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Birthdate: September 25, 1599
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bissone
Died: August 2, 1667
Pierre De Meuron
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Birthdate: May 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
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Pierre Jeanneret
(Swiss architect)
Pierre Jeanneret
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Birthdate: March 22, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva
Died: December 4, 1967
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Max Bill
(Architect, Painter, Sculptor, Graphic designer, Artist, University teacher)
Max Bill
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Birthdate: December 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winterthur
Died: December 9, 1994

Known for his advertisement designs and abstract art, Swiss graphic designer and artist Max Bill was initially trained as a silversmith. He later also taught art in Switzerland and Germany. He not only established the Ulm School of Design, but also designed its building and its academic programs.

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Carlo Maderno
(Architect)
Carlo Maderno
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Birthdate: 1556 AD
Birthplace: Capolago
Died: January 30, 1629
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Luigi Colani
(Architect, Engineer, University teacher)
Luigi Colani
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Birthdate: August 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin
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Mario Botta
(Swiss architect)
Mario Botta
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Birthdate: April 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mendrisio
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Hannes Meyer
(Swiss architect)
Hannes Meyer
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Birthdate: November 18, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Basel
Died: July 19, 1954
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Adolphe Appia
(Son of Red Cross co-founder Louis Appia, was a Swiss architect)
Adolphe Appia
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Birthdate: September 1, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: February 29, 1928
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Robert Maillart
(Swiss civil engineer)
Robert Maillart
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Birthdate: February 6, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bern
Died: April 5, 1940
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Domenico Trezzini
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Birthdate: 1670 AD
Birthplace: Astano
Died: February 19, 1734
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William Lescaze
(Architect)
William Lescaze
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Birthdate: March 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: February 9, 1969