Field Chapel by Peter Zumthor

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Peter Zumthor is a Swiss architect, his work is described as uncompromising and minimalist. His best known projects are the Swiss Pavilion for Expo 2000 in Hannover, the Kunsthaus Bregenz, the Kolumba Museum in Cologne, and the Bruder Klaus Field Chapel, on a farm near Wachendorf, Germany. Zumthor is the winner of Pritzker Prize (2009) and RIBA Royal Gold Medal (2013). The Architect is well known for his special understanding of construction and the qualities of different rustic building materials.

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The Bruder Klaus Field Chapel was completed in 2007 and is known for the respectful use of local materials. The chapel is dedicated to St. Nicholas of Flüe – called Bruder Klaus. It was built as a place of silence, meditation and prayer.

Peter Zumthor has described what really constitutes an architectural atmosphere as “this singular density and mood, this feeling of presence, well-being, harmony, beauty…under whose spell I experience what I otherwise would not experience in precisely this way.”