Simon Kretz and Sir David Chipperfield

Simon Kretz and Sir David Chipperfield

A year of mentoring

British architecture mentor Sir David Chipperfield has taught throughout his career, but believes the mentorship will give him a rare opportunity to share his insights and experience. The Rolex Arts Initiative “gives me a chance to be involved in an on-going dialogue outside of the normal studio environment”. His Swiss protégé, Simon Kretz, says his goal for the year is “to realize challenging projects – and furthermore to interrelate practical work, research and theory on small-scale projects as well as on large-scale projects.”