Two world-renowned Swiss architects, Valerio Olgiati and Peter Zumthor, will be giving talks at the RIBA

With London currently celebrating Switzerland’s most famous architect, Le Corbusier, these talks offer an insight into the work of contemporary Swiss architects.

Valerio Olgiati

Tuesday 24 March, 18.30, RIBA

Valerio Olgiati, Professor of Architecture at the Accademia di architettura Mendrisio, Università della Svizzera Italiana, discusses his work, including major architectural projects such as the schoolhouse in Paspels, the Yellow House in Flims, the new university in Lucerne and the museum for the Swiss National Park in Zernez, Switzerland.

Peter Zumthor Dreaming of Buildings to Come True

Tuesday 31 March, 18.30, RIBA

Peter Zumthor talks about his work. Zumthor’s buildings explore the tactile and sensory qualities of places, spaces and materials and his philosophical belief that architecture must be experienced first hand. In 1998, Zumthor received the Carlsberg Architecture Prize for his designs of the Kunsthaus Bregenz in Bregenz, Austria and the Thermal Baths at Vals, Switzerland.