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Valentin Bearth


After graduating in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Zurich with Dolf Schnebli in 1983, he began to collaborate with the Peter Zumthor practice. In 1988 he and Andrea Deplazes foundedthe Bearth & Deplazes practice, with offices at Chur and Zurich, and took Daniel Ladner into partnership in 1995. The firm has produced numerous housing projects and commissions for public works and schools, receiving widespread recognition in Switzerland and abroad: in 1999 it was a finalist in the Mies van der Rohe Award. From 1997 to 2000 he was a member of the Federal Commission for the Protection of Monuments in Switzerland.