Peter Zumthor is a 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.
1. Thermal Vals, Switzerland
Location: Vals, Graubünden, Switzerland
2. Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
Location: Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria
3. Kolumba, Germany
Type: Art Museum
Location: Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum, Cologne, Germany
4. Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (Temporary)
Location: London, England
5. Saint Benedict Chapel, Sumvitg
Location: Sumvitg, Switzerland
6. Shelters for Roman Archaeological Site, Chur
Location: Chur, Graubünden, Switzerland
7. Residential Home for the Elderly, Masans
Location: Kronengasse, Masans, Chur, Switzerland
8. The Unterhus Houses (Zumthor Vacation Homes), Leis
Type: Private House
Location: Leis by Vals, Switzerland
9. Topography of Terror
Location: Churwalden, Graubünden, Switzerland
10. House Räth, Haldenstein
Location: Haldenstein, Graubünden, Switzerland.