Hannes Ehrensperger holds a CFC in carpentry and practiced in Switzerland and the United States before studying architecture.
In 1986, he obtained the title of architect HES in Winterthur, then continued his studies in Basel where he obtained a degree in Energy Engineering in 1988.
In 1990, Hannes Ehrensperger joined the studio of Fréderic Brugger and became a partner in 1997.
As an architect, he and his partners are involved in the development and realization of architectural projects and competitions in Switzerland and abroad.
Hannes Ehrensperger is married and has three daughters. He sits on the boards of several companies and plays golf as a hobby.
Architecture, urban planning, execution, sustainable development, project management, cost control, quality control, business portfolio development, executive training
Architect HES, Energy Engineer (higher education)
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Malley Phare, Malley
The Hive - Headquarters HP Inc. and HP Enterprise
The Hive - Unit Hotel
Hôtel des Horlogers, Le Brassus
Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet, Le Brassus
Luigia Academy, Meyrin
The "culture of collaboration" is part of the office's DNA. Today we have a pool of experts trained in various and complementary fields. Whether in architecture, urban planning, urban geography or parametric design, we strive to provide a stimulating environment that allows our talents to evolve together and remain at the cutting edge of their know-how. We believe that this corporate culture is essential to continue to stimulate creativity and maintain our independence. I am proud to see that we are on the right track.
The pleasure of sharing emotions as a team is an important driving force in life. Successes become more euphoric and defeats less bitter. This is true for sport, work and very important in the family.
L’architecture demande un engagement permanent, aussi bien au niveau des équipes que dans la relation avec nos maîtres d’ouvrage. Il s’agit de développer l’architecture de demain, selon les règles actuelles. Certains projets nobles, mais parfois en avance sur leur temps, sont ainsi bloqués dans leur développement.
All it takes is a grain of sand to stop the movement of a mechanical watch designed in the smallest detail. To pollute 40,000 liters of drinking water, all it takes is one liter of gasoline. A kick can destroy a sand castle set up with finesse and commitment in a few moments. To stop an architectural project that is supported by a large majority, all it takes is a simple letter from a government department.
Architecture is a lot of work, a lot of hours invested...one day or another one is rewarded.
Some of our favorite projects have allowed us to push the boundaries of creativity very far and to bring an innovative and sometimes ephemeral vision of a place or a building. So many ideas that cannot always see the light of day when they push the boundaries of creativity a little too far or come up against outdated regulations.
In February 1995, our project for the realization of a port in the Yokohama terminal in Japan was selected by the international jury and received the 3rd prize out of 660 projects submitted from 60 countries. I had the great pleasure to develop this magnificent project with my friends Marc Fischer and Philippe Torriani. It was an unforgettable week, full of strong emotions: a few days after the birth of my first daughter, I took off for Tokyo to go get the prize... the madness....
Plans of the competition in Yokohama