Peter Zumthor

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Peter Zumthor (German pronunciation: [ˈpeːtɐ ˈtsuːmtoːɐ̯]; born 26 April 1943) is a Swiss architect whose work is frequently described as uncompromising and minimalist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Zumthor has received more than 458,727 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Peter Zumthor is the 71st most popular architect (up from 82nd in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 75th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Swiss Architect.

Peter Zumthor is a Swiss architect and winner of the Pritzker Prize. He is most famous for his work on the Therme Vals in Switzerland, the Kolumba museum in Cologne, Germany, and the Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria.

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Among architects, Peter Zumthor ranks 71 out of 424Before him are Domenico Fontana, Louis Kahn, Arnolfo di Cambio, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Jože Plečnik, and Charles Garnier. After him are Jean Nouvel, Frei Otto, Vincenzo Scamozzi, Hector Guimard, Ferdinand Cheval, and Gottfried Semper.

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Among people born in 1943, Peter Zumthor ranks 40Before him are David Cronenberg, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Gianni Rivera, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Masaru Emoto, and Mohammad Khatami. After him are John Kerry, Denis Sassou Nguesso, Roy Andersson, Mariss Jansons, Andreas Baader, and Mario Monti.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Peter Zumthor ranks 70 out of 749Before him are Siegfried Wagner (1869), Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Domenico Fontana (1543), Paul Hermann Müller (1899), Alejo Carpentier (1904), and K. Alex Müller (1927). After him are Friedrich Miescher (1844), Heinrich Wölfflin (1864), Niklaus Wirth (1934), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Roger Federer (1981), and Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784).

Among ARCHITECTS In Switzerland

Among architects born in Switzerland, Peter Zumthor ranks 5Before him are Le Corbusier (1887), Francesco Borromini (1599), Carlo Maderno (1556), and Domenico Fontana (1543). After him are Mario Botta (1943), Hannes Meyer (1889), Max Bill (1908), Carlo Fontana (1638), Pietro Lombardo (1435), Adolphe Appia (1862), and Pierre Jeanneret (1896).