Ernst Gisel - Switzerland

After an apprenticeship as a draftsman with thei Architect Ernst Vogelsanger, Ernst Gisel studied architecture from 1940 to 1942 at the School of Applied Arts in Zurich.
He started working with Alfred Roth in 1944 after completing his studies. Just a short time later, he founded is own studio in 1945, at the beginning together with Ernst Schaer.
In soon Ernst Gisel becam successfull in winning several architectural competitions. He became famous with the Parktheater Grenchen, which was finished in 1955.
In the 1950s and 1960s he completed several churches, for example in Effretikon and Reinach, as well as school and communal buildings.

His buildings won numerous awards between 1960 and 1985. In 1966 Ernst Gisel became a honorary member of the BDA (Bund Deutscher Architekten).
In 1967 the Paul-Bonatz-Price in Stuttgart was awarded to Ernst Gisel. His international activities were mainly concentrated on Germany, where he had
several possibilities to realize his desings. So for Example in a large residential complex in Berlin, called Märkisches Viertel, and the award winning
town hall in Fellbach. More buildings by Ernst Gisel in Germany are located in Frankfurt, Mainz and Stuttgart. The works by Ernst Gisel got international
recognition through several architectural conferences and exhibitions. Ernst Gisel tought at the ETH Zurich in the years 1968/1969, and he was active
as a teacher at the Technical University of Karlsruhe from 1969 to 1971. Ernst Gisel donated his own studio building, the so called blue studio, tho the
ETH Zurich. The building is now uesd for the education of young architects. In 2004 Ernst Gisel was awarded the honorary doctorate from the ETH Zurich
for his live long work as an architect.

1953 - 1953  Atelier and Apartments for Cooperativ Painter and Sculptor, Zürich
1953 - 1956  School Building Letzi, Zürich
1956 - 1961  Protestant Church, Effretikon
1960 - 1966  Youth Hostel Wollishofen, Zürich
1963 - 1966  Protestant Community Centre with Church, Stuttgart-Sonnenberg
1964 - 1969  Centre of the Protestant Student Community and University Church, Mainz
1966 - 1961  Apartmentbuilding Clausiusstrasse, Zürich
1973 - 1974  Parochial House St.Andrew's Church, Zürich
1976 - 1979  Apartmentbuilding Wettingerwies, Zürich
1976 - 1988  Home for Elderly People Stampfenbach, Zürich
1979 - 1986  Town Hall, Fellbach
1985 - 1990  Customer Centre of the Public Services, Frankfurt am Main
1996 - 1997  Apartmentbuilding Ilgenstrasse, Zürich