Peter Zumthor Talks About His Work

Peter Zumthor Talks About His Work

A Biographical Collage

A unique biographical film collage on celebrated architect Peter Zumthor, compiled by renowned Swiss director Christoph Schaub in collaboration with Atelier Peter Zumthor.



Title Information

Compiled by Christoph Schaub

1st edition

, 2018

DVD in cardboard cover

Films in original version with English subtitles

Playing time approx. 71 mins, color

14 x 19 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-915-4


Over the past thirty years, world-renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has opened up on his work in numerous interviews, conversations, lectures, and other talks, offering copious insights into the contexts of his work and his self-conception as an artist. Many of these interviews and talks have been recorded, yet most have also been to this point unreleased.

Peter Zumthor Talks About His Work pairs the renowned architect with celebrated film director and documentarian Christoph Schaub for a lavish biographical film collage that draws from the interviews and talks. It spans all of Zumthor’s career, from the 1980s to the present, and explores his entire body of award-winning work. It also introduces viewers to Zumthor the person, showing how he has evolved over three decades yet remains much the same man. Characterized by the consistency and authenticity, his comments show him following his inner compass and ideals. In addition to archival material, the film also features wholly new conversations between Zumthor and Schaub, recorded especially for this compilation.


Deutsche Version

Authors & Editors

Christoph Schaub

, born 1958 in Zurich, is one of Switzerland’s most distinguished film directors. Besides of documentaries on various subjects he has also realized many dramas and comedies.