Exploring Peter Zumthor's 'holistic approach' to design
28 March 2013 Last updated at 08:59 GMT
The Royal Institute of British Architects' Royal Gold Medal is Britain's most prestigious prize for architecture.
It was recently awarded to architect Peter Zumthor - one of the most illusive men in the profession.
Tom Dyckhoff travelled to Switzerland to meet Mr Zumthor and explore some of his work.