This video shows an interview with Swiss architect and winner of the 2009 Pritzker Prize, Peter Zumthor. He studied Industrial Design and Architecture at Pratt Institute in New York. Zumthor founded his own firm in 1979. His practice grew quickly and he accepted more international projects. His best known projects are the Kunsthaus Bregenz (1997), a shimmering glass and concrete cube that overlooks Lake Constance (Bodensee) in Austria; the cave-like thermal baths in Vals, Switzerland (1999); the Swiss Pavilion for Expo 2000 in Hannover, an all-timber structure intended to be recycled after the event; the Kolumba Diocesan Museum (2007), in Cologne; and the Bruder Klaus Field Chapel, on a farm near Wachendorf. In 1994, he was elected to the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. In 1996, he was made an honorary member of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA). He received the Carlsberg Architecture Prize, Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture in 1999, Praemium Imperiale (2008) and the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2009). During this interview, Zumthor talks with Jonathan Glancey about creating the Serpentine pavilion – a secluded sanctuary garden in the centre of London, away from the noise and bustle of city life.