Peter Zumthor to Serve as Rolex Arts Initiative Architecture Mentor

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been selected as the next architecture mentor for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. He will be the second architect to participate in the program, following Kazuyo Sejima’s inauguration in 2012. After choosing a protégé early in 2014, Zumthor will spend a year offering his expertise to support, guide, and collaborate with the young talent.

Expressing his desire to learn from the mentorship, Peter Zumthor stated: “I agreed to be a mentor because I believe in the professional exchange of people of different backgrounds, talents, skills and age. I highly appreciate the fact that Rolex offers funding for this professional artistic exchange and research outside of everyday economics.”

Zumthor will join six other master artists in the 2014 edition of the Rolex Arts Initiative: Olafur Eliasson (visual arts), Alejandro González Iñárritu (film), Michael Ondaatje (literature), Alexei Ratmansky (dance), Kaija Saariaho (music), and Jennifer Tipton (theater).

Bruder Klaus Field Chapel / Peter Zumthor. Image © Paul Clemence

Reference: Rolex Mentor and Protégé Initiative

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Peter Zumthor to Serve as Rolex Arts Initiative Architecture Mentor " 24 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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