Peter Zumthor is considered to be among the most demanded architects of our time. He was born as the son of a carpenter in Switzerland in 1943. Zumthor started to learn to be a carpenter, as well as his father, before he went to the School of Arts of Basel and to the Pratt Institute in New York as a student of Design.
He worked as monument preservator and later on he founded his own studio in 1979. Since then the architect convinces with designs that connect both, a strong and timeless design language. His works combine clear shapes with poetical details, which is rare and the reason for the special character of his works.
Some of the most famous creations of Zumthor are the Chapel San Benedetg in Sumvitg/Somvix (1988), the Thermal Baths in Bals (1996), the Arts House in Bregenz (1997) and the Swiss Pavilion on the Expo 2000 in Hanover.
Peter Zumthor was honoured with the renowned Pritzker-Preis in2009.