It’s official! The internationally renowned director Wim Wenders will devote his new 3D documentary film to the Swiss master architect, Peter Zumthor. Although Wenders has already started filming, the documentary will take several years to complete. Reports state that Wenders will aim to capture the how a building is created, possibly following Zumthor from start to finish on one of his projects.
Wim Wenders stated: ”Most architects build this stuff and they already have 3D representation. They can enter a building before they even build it. But I think especially with modern architecture, to make a film that really deals with the sense of place and how it changes the way people use buildings and are shaped by cities and buildings, that could not really have been done before,” Wenders explains. “To feel what the room does to you, that is something that you could describe almost better in words than in a two-dimensional film. It is really about a sense of place. That’s a feeling that many architects share with filmmakers and that’s a common thing the two professions have. I’m really excited to have this tool now that gives this sense of place, and so I am quite excited about my architecture project.”
A short trailer of the film will be on view at the Venice Architecture Biennale, starting this August.
Peter Zumthor’s Photo: Andrew Meredith