Günther Vogt was born 1957 in Liechtenstein. His training at Gartenbauschule Oeschberg provided the practical basis for his intensive landscape work. His knowledge of vegetation and his skills in cultivation continue to be the cornerstones of his work. His studies with Peter Erni, Jürg Altherr and Dieter Kienast at Interkantonales Technikum Rapperswil combined the disciplines of culture, design, and natural sciences. VOGT Landschaftsarchitekten emerged from the office partnership with Dieter Kienast in 2000. With projects such as the Tate Modern in London, Allianz Arena in Munich, or the Masoala Rainforest Hall at the Zurich Zoo, the firm has achieved international recognition. Its work is characterized by the dialogue between the various disciplines and its close cooperation with artists. Since 2005, Günther Vogt has been pursuing a combination of teaching, practice, and research with his chair at the Institute of Landscape Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. As a passionate collector and keen traveler, he is looking for ways to read, interpret, and describe landscapes, and find answers to questions about future forms of urban coexistence. In 2012, Günther Vogt was awarded the Prix Meret Oppenheim by the Federal Office of Culture.