Peter Zumthor was born in Basel in 1943. He is one of the most
interesting international architects of the 21st century. Having studied at the
Schule fuer Gestaltung in Basel and at the Pratt Institute in New York, he then
renovated various protected buildings in the canton of Graubünden, before
opening his own studio in 1979. His main works include the Sogn Benedetg Chapel
in Somvitg (1988), the thermal baths in Vals (1996), the Kunsthaus in Bregenz
(1997) and the Swiss Pavilion at the Expo 2000 in Hanover.