Young Swiss architect Simon Kretz already has an impressive portfolio to his credit. “But only an experienced mentor like Sir David Chipperfield can take me to the next level of design thinking,” he says.
For Peter Zumthor, Paraguayan architect Gloria Cabral’s designs reveal an original spirit. “In Gloria’s work and attitude I sense a keen interest in the physical experience of architecture, which made it exciting for me to collaborate with her,” he says.
During 2012-2013 China’s Yang Zhao worked on a housing project created by Kazuyo Sejima and other Japanese architects after the 2011 tsunami crisis. The experience strengthened Zhao's belief that architecture should embrace real-life conditions.
Sahel Al-Hiyari’s maturity as well as his strong visual language greatly impressed Álvaro Siza. The master also appreciated his future protégé’s awareness of the context and environment inherent in all architectural work.