:mlzd was founded in Biel in 1997 and stands for a versatile collective of architects that can now look back on over 35 first prizes in competitions and over 70 built projects. The first important works include the redesign of the presidential room of the UN General Assembly in New York, as well as the expansion of the Historical Museum and the City Museum in Rapperswil. Other special construction tasks such as the visitor centers of the Swiss Ornithological Institute and the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin as well as the new construction of the football stadium ‘de la Tuilière’ in Lausanne have been added in recent years. The breadth of this spectrum expresses the office’s desire to be neither formally nor programmatically defined and instead to repeatedly engage with the needs of a building task.

:mlzd currently employs around 40 people from different countries at the two locations in Biel (CH) and Berlin (D), in whose internal discourse very different projects are created. What all projects have in common is the self-confident and at the same time very respectful attitude towards the structural context.