peter zumthor
 

peter zumthor (27 articles)

peter zumthor is an acclaimed swiss architect whose work is frequently described as uncompromising and minimalist. though managing a relatively small firm, he is the winner of the 2009 pritzker prize and 2013 RIBA royal gold medal. his best known projects are the kunsthaus bregenz (1997), a shimmering glass and concrete cube that overlooks lake constance (bodensee) in austria; the cave-like thermal baths in vals, switzerland (1999); the swiss pavilion for expo 2000 in hannover, an all-timber structure intended to be recycled after the event; the kolumba diocesan museum (2007), in cologne; and the bruder klaus field chapel, on a farm near wachendorf.

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