Peter Zumthor Talks About His Work
A Biographical Collage


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

Cinema / Photography, Contemporary Architecture
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. Published in collaboration with Atelier Peter Zumthor.

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.


DVD in cardboard cover (playing time approx. 71 mins, color)
Original version with english subtitles.

Hardback, 14x19 cm
(multilanguage), English
Park Books, 1st edition 2018
ISBN 9783858819154