Simona Malvezzi, Wilfried Kuehn, and Johannes Kuehn founded Kuehn Malvezzi in Berlin in 2001. Public spaces and museums are the main focus of their practice. Kuehn Malvezzi completed the reorganization of numerous art collections such as the Belvedere in Vienna, the Rieckhallen extension at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin, the Modern Gallery at the Saarland Museum, and the Julia Stoschek Collection in Düsseldorf. Recently, they won the international competition for the redesign of the Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain in Geneva. Together with architects Pelletier de Fontenay and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes, Kuehn Malvezzi won the international competition for the conversion and new construction of PHI Contemporary, a cultural institution in Montreal.
Sustainability and building with an awareness of social contexts and nature are further focal points in their work. Within a complex innercity site, the Oberhausen office building, with an integrated rooftop greenhouse, combines the diverse functions of a public administrative building and sustainable food production to form a new urban nucleus. In the 14th district of Paris, Lot Petit - ZAC Saint-Vincent-de-Paul is a public housing ensemble situated in the urban fabric of a former hospital site. The inter-religious House of One, to be built on the foundations of Berlin’s earliest church, is another current project manifesting a complex intercultural context.
Prizes and awards include the Canadian Architect Award, nominations for the Mies van der Rohe Award, and finalists for the DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany. Their work has been shown, among others, at the Venice Biennial, Manifesta 7, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.