Jürg Conzett (Conzett, Bronzini, Gartmann AG)
Jürg Conzett is a Swiss civil engineer mainly known for designing bridges. After studying at ETH Zurich and working for the architect Peter Zumthor, he started his own engineering office in 1988. It is now known as Conzett Bronzini Partner AG. Conzett’s most famous project is a series of three pedestrian bridges, located on the Veia Traversina trail of the Viamala in Switzerland. One of these is a 40-metre granite slab and steel cable stressed ribbon bridge called Pùnt da Suransuns and it is one of the first ever post-tensioned stone bridges ever constructed. Although many of Conzetta’s works are in Switzerland, he has also designed bridges elsewhere. A pedestrian and cycle bridge he designed in 2002 over the Coupure canal in Bruges, Belgium was even named the Conzettbrug (Dutch for Conzett Bridge) in his honour. Conzett Bronzini Partner AG collaborates on construction projects with architects and other building professionals. One such project is St Benedict’s Chapel, Sumvitg, where he cooperated with his colleague Jürg Buchli, according to the design of architect Peter Zumthor. Other noteworthy projects are the Mehrzweckhalle Vrin, a multi-purpose hall built in Vrin in 1995, designed in collaboration with architect Gion A. Caminada and the school building in Grono designed together with architect Raphael Zuber.