Jan Henrik Hansen Architects
Goldbrunnenstrasse 144 Im Hof
8055 Zurich
+ 41 44 241 65 55



We are certified architects ETH / SIA located in Zurich and focus primarily on the issues of housing and public buildings. Constantly we struggle to find accurate solutions of strong identity that we distill from the qualities of place, the specific program and goals of a building. For us the development of a concept regarding character and organization creates the core of a project – as well as its implementation in material and constructive quality.

A network of experts and consultants enables us to exclusively employ specialists for the diverse aspects of our projects and concentrate our capacity on our core competence.

Our fascination with holistic, interdisciplinary thinking, in particular for visual arts and music determines our approach to architecture. In addition to our commissioned work this regularly results in free works and research on themes beyond the limits of architecture.

In the first years of our activity we were able to perform numerous jobs in public spaces and music clubs in the form of experimental, temporary interventions in the form of projection screens and projections throughout Switzerland.

Since 1998 we are researching on the relation of music and architecture. Thus we became the first to develop and patent tools to transform musical compositions into spatial or architectural structures. By the means of these “instruments” a range of free works has been created, that were shown in the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel, as well as a number of architectural projects, for example a new facade for the UNESCO building in Bahrain. Various lectures and publications on this issue have been published in the recent years. In 2012 we were invited to present our ideas, projects and strategies live at the TED x Zurich.

The teaching and reseach with professors Gramazio Kohler at the department of Architecture and digital fabrication, ETH Zurich defines an important ingredient of our knowledge of contemporary fabrication possibilities and design strategies inspired by them.

We are intrigued by being active beyond Swiss and European borders –  and the varying circumstances, that other places, cultures and and zones of climate create for architectural projects. Next to commissions in other countries we are contributing to non-profit projects in Africa. So far we could accomplish the realization of a school with sport facilities as well as a bakery in Senegal.


Managing Director

Jan Henrik Hansen, Dipl. Architekt ETH SIA


Curriculum Vitae

2015 Owner and manager of Jan Henrik Hansen LLC, Architects ETH SIA
2010 – 2015 Owner and manager of WHIST Architecture LLC ETH SIA
2005 – 2006 Lecturer, ETH Zurich, Department of Digital Fabrication, Prof. Gramazio Kohler
2002 Founding partner of WHIST Architecture LLC, Zurich
2001 Diploma as architect, ETH Zurich
1998 – Sculptural works, New York and Zurich
1997 – 1998 Internship at Eisenman Architects, New York
1994 – 2001 Architectural studies ETH, Zurich
1972 Born in Munich



Rolf Iseli, Dipl. Architekt ETH SIA



Armin Seltz, Graphic Designer BA(Hons)


Former employees

Ioanna Intze, Dipl. Architektin
Stelios Zenieris, Master of Architecture
Reinhard Prikoszovich, Dipl. Architekt ETH SIA
Roman Zulauf, Dipl. Architekt FH
Imogen Macpherson, Student ETH
Selen Ercan, Dipl. Architektin
Christian Kuhlen, Dipl. Architekt
Vadim Unger, Dipl. Architekt ZFH
Rasmus Palmqvist, Dipl. Architekt RAA
Mirko Krause, Project Manager
Manuel Weber, Dipl. Architekt ETH (Partner)
Phil Steffen, Dipl. Architekt ETH (Partner)
Lando Rossmaier, Dipl. Architekt ETH
Sasha Cisar, Student ETH
Davide De Lucca, Intern
Gerrit Molineus, Student ETH
Manuela Koller, Student ETH
Eva Vavrda, Administration


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