chapter  22
6 Pages

Twenty-Two Seeking Peter Zumthor

WithKit Allsopp

We came from Basel to Chur in the East of Switzerland on a wet February afternoon in 1997 hotfoot from three days of early Herzog and de Meuron and a flying visit to Gehry, Hadid and Grimshaw at Vitra. We had also listened to Tschumi and Koolhaas rambling on about big and global at a conference in Basel where we got rotten drunk. You can overdose on all that stuff and I for one was anticipating a different diet in thinner air.