The Summer Restaurant in Ufenau island will be designed by Swiss Architect Peter Zumthor. Swimming is prohibited at the island, but a visit to idyllic Ufenau is still worthwhile thanks to its medieval churches and a friendly inn.
Summer Restaurant in Ufenau Island technical information
- Architects: Peter Zumthor
- Location: Zurich, Switzerland
- Program: Hospitality & Interiors / Restaurant
- Photographs : © Pep romero garcés | © Ufnau
I am convinced that a good building must be capable of absorbing the traces of human life and taking on a specific richness… I think of the patina of age on materials, of innumerable small scratches on surfaces, of varnish that has grown dull and brittle, and of edges polished by use.
– Peter Zumthor
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Ufenau Island – The Monastery Island on Lake Zurich
The monastery island Ufenau is the larger of the two islands on Upper Lake Zurich near Rapperswil-Jona.
Ufenau Island (also called Ufnau) is a nature reserve on Lake Zurich and has been the property of the Einsiedeln Monastery since 965. Swimming is prohibited at the island, but a visit to idyllic Ufenau is still worthwhile thanks to its medieval churches and a friendly inn.
The foundation of a Gallic / Roman temple testifies to settlement in the 2nd / 3rd century; the present parish church St. Peter and Paul was built and christened on it in the 12th century. The first Christian church was already built on a hill in the 7th century. You find the Romanesque chapel St. Martin at the same place today, the interior rooms of which you can view through glass doors.