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Fondation Beyeler Extension Plans Designed by Peter Zumthor, Riehen, Switzerland

The Swiss art gallery originally designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) has revealed three new buildings to accommodate its growing art patron base, as well as education programs and events.

Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland
photo by Taxiarchos228, courtesy wikimedia commons

Fondation Beyeler Extension by Peter Zumthor

12 Aug + 5 May, 2016
LACMA Building Extension, Los Angeles, CA, USA
LACMA Building by Peter Zumthor
images © Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner
LACMA Building Extension by Peter Zumthor Architect
The LACMA building will begin its environmental review process this summer, with construction set to start in 2018 and conclude in 2023.
Elaine Wynn, who is one of the world’s top art collectors and became a museum co-chair last year, has pledged $50m to the project. At the same time, former Univision chairman A. Jerrold Perenchio has promised $25m.

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative – 24 Oct 2013
Seven celebrated ‘artists’ who will mentor seven young artists in 2014-15 are announced, including Peter Zumthor for architecture.

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has gained international renown for his timeless buildings that incorporate his masterful use of materials and light. He was recently commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to replace some of the existing structures with a new solar-powered building. In 2009, he won the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honour.

Peter Zumthor : Royal Gold Medal for architecture
Peter Zumthor
photograph : Gerry Ebner
Royal Gold Medal for architecture
The world renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been named today as the recipient of one of the world’s most prestigious architecture prizes, the Royal Gold Medal. Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty the Queen and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence “either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture”.

The witch monument, Vardø, Norway
The witch monument is a memorial to the victims of atrocities during the burning of witches in Vardø. The monument is a collaboration between the artist Louise Bourgeois and architect Peter Zumthor.
Vardø is the place in Norway where most witches were condemned and burned at the stake. Between 1598 and 1692 135 persons were indicted and 91 were executed as witches in Finnmark, the vast majority in Vardø. Many of these were of Sami ancestry. The monument is erected at the place where the burning of witches originally happened, Steilneset in Vardø. e-architect hope to bring you images of this extraordinary memorial soon.

Peter Zumthor – News in 2011

Peter Zumthor Serpentine Pavilion
Peter Zumthor : Serpentine Pavilion design – more details added 15 Jun 2011
Peter Zumthor design for the 2011 Serpentine Pavilion to open on the 1st of July in London. This feels appropriate as some of the best architects in the world have designed recent pavilions from Zaha Hadid to Frank Gehry, SANAA and this year Jean Nouvel.

Peter Zumthor Building – Latest Photos

Kolumba Diocesan Museum, Cologne, Germany
Kolumba Diocesan Museum Kolumba Diocesan Museum Cologne Kolumba Diocesan Museum Building Cologne Museum
pictures © Breun

Peter Zumthor – Latest Design

A Secular Retreat
Architect: Peter Zumthor
Peter Zumthor House
image from Living Architecture

Living Architecture Houses
Peter Zumthor is frequently described as the greatest architect at work in the world today, and has recently been awarded the internationally prestigious Pritzker Prize. He is famous for his baths at Vals in Switzerland, as well as for his Bruder Chapel outside Cologne in Germany and his Kolumba Museum in Cologne itself. Peter Zumthor is a master of craftsmanship, and an expert in the use of natural materials, which gives his buildings an eternal quality. For Living Architecture, Peter Zumthor is designing his first project in the UK – a hill-top retreat, to which people will be able to go for periods of sustained work and reflection.

Peter Zumthor Architect – Key Projects

Principal Building by Peter Zumthor architect

Baths at Vals – Therme Vals
Baths at Vals - Therme Vals Baths at Vals - Therme Vals
photographs : Hélène Binet

Peter Zumthor
1943-
Swiss architect

Pritzker Prize Winner 2009

Major Projects by Peter Zumthor architect, alphabetical:

Chapel, Sogn Benedetg, Switzerland
1990

Kolumba Diocesan Museum, Cologne, Germany
2006/07
building cost: £27m
Kolumba Diocesan Museum Kolumba Diocesan Museum Kolumba Diocesan Museum Kolumba Diocesan Museum
photographs : Hélène Binet

Cologne Museum Diocesan Museum of Cologne
pictures © Mark Cousins

Museum of Modern Art, Cologne : Architecture Competition, 1997

Field Chapel, Mechernich-Wachendorf, Germany
2007
Field Chapel Germany
photograph : Hélène Binet

Field Chapel Germany
photograph : Studio Red
Peter Zumthor design : Bruder Klaus Kapelle (Brother Klaus Chapel)

Kunsthaus Bregenz, Switzerland

Kunsthaus Bregenz Kunsthaus Bregenz
photographs : Helen Binet

St Benedict Chapel, Switzerland

Shelters for Roman archaeological site, Chur, Graubünden, Switzerland
1986
Chur building Chur shelters
images © Mark Cousins

Thermal baths, Vals, Graubünden, Switzerland
1997
Thermal baths Vals Vals Thermal Baths Vals therme
pictures © Mark Cousins

More buildings, projects + information from Peter Zumthor Architects online soon

Most famous building : Thermal Baths, Vals


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Peter Zumthor – Practice Information

Peter Zumthor Architects studio based in Haldenstein, Canton Graubunden, nr. Chur

Peter Zumthor Architect : Swiss Architecture Studio

Born in 1943 in Basel, Switzerland

Peter Zumthor – Architecture Education
Kunstgewerbeschule
Pratt Institute, New York, USA

Current Building Project
Dia Foundation Estate Project, Beacon, New York, USA

Swiss Architecture

Architecture Book
‘Atmospheres’
Birkhauser 2006

Bruder Klaus Kapelle, Germany:
Bruder Klaus Kapelle
photo : Studio Red




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