After internationally acclaimed projects in London, Jalisco (Mexico) and Jinhua (China), Christ & Gantenbein continues to cement its reputation at home and abroad with numerous museum concepts—many winners in prestigious international competitions—as well as a broad range of private and public commissions. Among the designs most recently realised number an extension to Kunstmuseum Basel, the renovation of and extension to the Swiss National Museum in Zurich and, on the outskirts of Basel, an office and housing tower, and a R&D customer centre. Currently on the drawing board are housing schemes in France and Germany and an extension to the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne.
Five associates and a team of 35 architects now staff the practice established by Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein in 1998. Its work has been distinguished with the Swiss Steel Construction Award Prix Acier (2014), the best architects 17 Award (2016), the ar Award for Emerging Architecture (2009) and two nominations for the Iakov Chernikhov International Prize (2010, 2012).
Since graduating from the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in 1998, Christ and Gantenbein have maintained a balance between their profession and academic involvement. After lectureships inter alia at the ETH Studio Basel (2000–2005), the HGK Basel (2002–2003), the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio (2004, 2006, 2009) and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (2008), they returned to the ETH Zurich (2010–2015). They currently teach at Harvard GSD.