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Inspired by

 Serpentine Gallery 
 Pavilion 2011  

Location: London, U.K.

The 2011 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Pritzker laureate Peter Zumthor was a design that ‘aims to help its audience take the time to relax, to observe and then, perhaps, start to talk again – maybe not’, the materials are significant in aiding the design which emphasizes the role the senses and emotions play in our experience of architecture. Zumthor shows the concept for this year’s Pavilion is the hortus conclusus, a contemplative room, a garden within a garden.

Architect

 Peter Zumthor 

Peter Zumthor (1943 - ) is a Swiss architect and winner of the 2009 Pritzker Prize and 2013 RIBA Royal Gold Medal. Zumthor always emphasises the sensory aspects of the architectural experience. To him, the physicality of materials can involve an individual with the world, evoking experiences and texturing horizons of place through memory. Zumthor's work is largely unpublished in part because of his philosophical belief that architecture must be experienced first hand. His published written work is mostly narrative and phenomenological, including Thinking Architecture and Atmospheres.