For Jurgensen Klement architects, it is important to recognise that architecture is about creating a sense of identity in a built and therefore artificial environment. Steffen Jurgensen and Thomas Klement founded their Zurich-based architectural office only three years ago, after they had worked as project architects for many years. “We often think of architecture as a language that can compose powerful and poetic narratives if put together in a meaningful way,” says Steffen Jürgensen. What he stresses here is the social potential of buildings. “Almost all our activities take place in buildings or man-made external spaces. Being a vessel for human activity, architecture is the place where people
come together and socially engage.”