From the Research Lab: To Life
Sharon Golan-Yaron, program director of the Liebling Haus, talks with Basel-based architect Manuel Herz about architectural typologies and architecture's role in a contested, socio-political environment.
Herz has recently completed the Babyn Yar synagogue (Kyiv, Ukraine) and the maternity and pediatric clinic in Tambacounda Hospital (Senegal). His design of the Jewish Community Center of Mainz is considered a new standard in synagogue architecture. His firm is working on the Cologne synagogue, a large hospital in Senegal, and other projects worldwide. A former teacher at Harvard University and ETH Zürich, Herz is a professor at the University of Basel. His books feature research on architecture and migration and 20th-century architecture in Africa.
Sharon Golan program director of the Liebling Haus in inviting Manuel Herz, an architect based in Basel. He is the architect of the Synagogue of Mainz which has been described by the international media as setting new standards in Synagogue architecture. His office is currently transforming the Cologne Synagogue, building a large hospital in Senegal, and constructing several projects across Europe and beyond. Manuel has taught at Harvard University, at the ETH Zürich and is a professor at the University of Basel, where he has researched and published on the architecture of migration and 20th century architecture on the African continent.